Friday, April 05, 2013

Then and Now – Cashin Jetty


The photo that I put up in the latest GMY Book Contest is of the Cashin Jetty near Lim Chu Kang end. Actually I do not know much about this place until my friend James Tann pointed it out to me during my recent visit to the Lim Chu Kang Jetty.


Thanks to Peter Kirkman, I am able to share with you a few more photos of this place taken in the 1960s by his father, Ray Kirkman and forwarded to me by my friend Mike Robbins. I suspect, these photos were taken during the time when we were part of Malaysia. I also suspect that at that time, you could travel to Johor from Cashin Jetty. The reason why I say so is because among Ray’s photos from the same batch, there were several that were of Johor Bahru.




Incidentally, if you want to know more about the Cashin Jetty, its history and what it looks like today, please check out my friend Jerome’s very informative article here.

5 comments:

chk said...

Great find on the last photo! But the first photo looks like it is from a different house! Looks much bigger.

Chun See Lam said...

CHK.You are not the first person who made this observation. I hope somebody can throw more light on this.

peter said...

One photo shows the house with a chimney, the others dont have.

Jerome Lim said...

Hi Chun See, the first photo is of the "Red House" - the Fleet Sailing Centre in the Naval Base in Sembawang. It was known as the Red House due to its red roof. The building is still around btw and you can see it here: https://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/a-time-machine-to-the-singapore-of-the-60s/

Unknown said...

Thanks Jerome for clearing up the confusion.