23 August 2009
Old Singapore Quiz (10) - Answers
Here are the answers to Old Singapore Quiz (10):
Q1. Where is this gate located? Provide the nearest road name.
A1. It is located near to Jalan Mempurong.
Q2. Name 2 nearby landmarks.
A2. Any 2 of the following landmarks would have been correct:
i. Bottle Tree Village
ii. Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang
iii. People's Association Water-Venture (Sembawang)
YG got all the answers correct. But nobody could provide the answer as to why the gate was left standing when everything around it had disappeared. My 1983 street directory showed a Malay settlement used to occupy this location:
A map and Google Earth comparison:
Photos of landmarks in this locality:
Bottle Tree Village (1)
Bottle Tree Village (2)
A comparison with this woman gives you an idea on how TALL the Bottle Tree is...
While a comparison with this woman gives you an idea on how, er... WIDE the Bottle Tree is
Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang
People's Association Water-Venture (Sembawang)