22 October 2010

Old Singapore Quiz (19) - Another Old Cannon


I stumbled upon another old cannon yesterday. (The other old cannon is here. Well, sort of.)

Incidentally, did you know that 車大炮 ("cheh dai pao" in Cantonese or "che da pao" in Mandarin) means to lie?

So here are my questions for this quiz:

1. Where does this cannon lie (pun intended)?

2. Who presented this cannon?

3. When was it presented? (Just the year will do.)

Of course, to prevent eagled-eyed readers like Icemoon from having an unfair advantage, I have painted over the plaque in front of the stand. Not with real paint but digitally with Photoshop.

Answers will be revealed in a week's time. And they won't be lies, I can assure you.

10 comments:

Icemoon said...

This is really new to me. How come it is in middle of nowhere?

Thimbuktu said...

There's lots of these 車大炮 at Fort Siloso, Sentosa. Are these found on mainland Singapore too?

peter said...

On the subject of canons, you find more of them in Fort Conwallis in Penangp big ones, medium size but no small ones.

yg said...

peter, this small one must be the son of a bigger gun!

Lam Chun See said...

I think victor must have been inspired by our discssions of CPF matters at last week's book launch to put up this quiz.

Tom said...

Icemoon I think Victor has got you tapet when he said he had painted over the plague, so he is not going give anyone a clue.

yg said...

in hokkien "tua pow" is more to exaggerate than to lie. you know, like 'making a mountain out of a molehill".

yg said...

victor, no one seems to know where you stumbled. my guess is that it is near the sea because of the ketapang leaves on the ground.

Andy Young* said...

Tough one for me, Vic. Where is it? Can or not? Cannon... cannot!

Andy Young* said...

Now I know.