My answer to a colleague's challenge for this old dog (that's me) to blog. I hope I've proven that 'every old dog could do a good blog'.
28 September 2008
Old Singapore Quiz (3)
1. What is the address of this building? (Provide the number, road name and postal district.)
2. When was it built?
3. Who was its occupant (up till the early 1990s)?
4. Who is its current occupant?
5. When did the current occupant move in?
Note: I have "painted over" the square signboard above the main entrance to the building as I recently discovered that Icemoon has an uncanny ability to read very small signs. Now I hope that he can't read the plaques hanging in the corridor of the ground floor.
Update on 1 Oct 2008 - Answers to Old Singapore Quiz (3):
YG provided the most complete and correct answers in my blog. He got 4 out of 5 answers correct. His answer "1976" for when the building was built was incorrect. Before I give you the answers to the quiz, let's look at other photos I took of this building.
This is the unmistakable old gate of Institute of Dental Health (IDH) - the letters "IDH" appear 20 times on this gate. It is a good thing that the old gate was retained.
1. What is the address of this building? (Provide the number, road name and postal district.) Ans: 10, Hyderabad Road (off Alexandra Road), Singapore 119579.
5. When did the current occupant move in? Ans: Mar 2007.
I remember having had a few dental treatments done at the IDH in the late 1980s. It had an open concept, just like what this 1952 photo from National Archives of Singapore shows:
While waiting for my dreaded turn, I could hear the drilling sounds as well as the moans and groans coming from the patient in the adjacent chair. This only made me more nervous. No wonder I still dread going to the dentist till this day.