Archive for December, 2009

Mama Shop

December 31, 2009

Those who has stayed or who are still staying in older HDB estate would have know the term Mama shop, or in layman, a convenience shop.

These shops are located at the void deck and they sell anything from daily groceries to toys and most importantly tibits.

This mama shop plays an important role in my childhood life. It’s a stopover point while waiting for the school bus. And of course they have also earn quite a substantial sum of $$ from me.

Look at the amount of effort spend laying out these sweets and chocolates.

The two Indian uncle who has been running the stalls for more than 30 years. Unfortunately business has not been as good, largely due to the opening of convenience shops such as 7-11, Cheers and the big supermarkets. This is a significant slice of my childhood and it great that it’s still around for me to capture!

Mama Shop

December 31, 2009

Those who has stayed or who are still staying in older HDB estate would have know the term Mama shop, or in layman, a convenience shop.

These shops are located at the void deck and they sell anything from daily groceries to toys and most importantly tibits.

This mama shop plays an important role in my childhood life. It’s a stopover point while waiting for the school bus. And of course they have also earn quite a substantial sum of $$ from me.

Look at the amount of effort spend laying out these sweets and chocolates.

The two Indian uncle who has been running the stalls for more than 30 years. Unfortunately business has not been as good, largely due to the opening of convenience shops such as 7-11, Cheers and the big supermarkets. This is a significant slice of my childhood and it great that it’s still around for me to capture!

2m Wide house

December 29, 2009

Another Small apartment, this time a house in Japan that is barely 2m wide!

Telok Blangah Towers

December 28, 2009

Our little sea view will soon be blocked by a new BTO project, Telok Blangah Towers.

The 2 towers are 38 Stories high, those staying at high floors with get an unblock, panoramic view of the sea.

The billboard are interesting and at the same time misleading. The first 2 shows happy “ang mohs“, the third features a beach like photo taken somewhere in Thailand with crystal clear water!

Telok Blangah Towers

December 28, 2009

Our little sea view will soon be blocked by a new BTO project, Telok Blangah Towers.

The 2 towers are 38 Stories high, those staying at high floors with get an unblock, panoramic view of the sea.

The billboard are interesting and at the same time misleading. The first 2 shows happy “ang mohs“, the third features a beach like photo taken somewhere in Thailand with crystal clear water!