Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Walk around Singapore: Ang Mo Kio to Serangoon Garden (August 2017) - updated

A short underpass connects Ang Mo Kio to Serangoon Garden.

Used to be called Serangoon Gardens or Ang Sali (red zinc roof) because in the beginning, the roofs of the houses there were red zinc. Another name was twelve thousand nine as it was the selling price that time. This is the place with a lot of one-way streets and the roads were named after places in England.

With a small community living in private houses, the place is spoilt for choice for eating, shopping and entertaining.

Ang Mo Kio Teck Ghee park

This is the entrance to Teck Ghee park along Ang Mo Kio Ave 10. Hear-say this temple only opens its doors on lunar 1st and 15th for a VVIP to pray.

Chong Boon market and food centre along AMK Ave 10

entrance by this carpark

Teck Ghee park

this park is good for running and brisk walking

Prepare your IPPT running here

IPPT training stations can be found in this park

dog run

children's playground

basketball court

outdoor badminton court

the underpass

Serangoon Garden

For Haus Park, please go below

Tavistock Ave Park

Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Serangoon Garden Circus

My old school was Serangoon Garden Technical at Burghley Dr (see below). It is now known as Lifestyle Hub@Burghley, also a place for learning. It used to be a dormitory but somehow, the community here was against it as 'something not desired in my backyard'.

Technical subjects were new in the 70's and 80's, only the 'clever' ones were allowed to study them in secondary schools. These days, technical subjects are offered to those who are more technical inclined than academic challenged ones.

An example of how clever my classmates were at that time was when they represented the school in a national maths competition and came in fourth. Our additional maths teacher was subsequently transferred to a JC we heard.

Site of the old Paramount Theatre

Serangoon Garden Circus, the Centre

The Post Office has been upgraded... has the hawker centre.
You may want to read the good food here: Guide to Serangoon Garden Market

The actual Serangoon Garden Circus

Chartwell Drive & Burghley Drive

Might as well change the name to Chartwell Drive Library!

Church of St Francis Xavier since 1959

ActiveSG squash and tennis centre

My old school. The actual main gate being blocked up

Left was originally the hall and the right building was part of the technical block

New entrance to Lifestyle Hub@Burghley

Haus Park

Haus Park, end of road


Concrete boardwalk for residents to walk

Exercising equipment for the residents

You may be interested in the old Serangoon Gardens.

Scam warning: IRAS warns public about email scam on tax refunds

An email on tax refunds purportedly sent by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a scam, and may contain a computer virus, the tax authority said on Tuesday (Sep 12).

The email, sent to members of the public, asks recipients to download an attachment or click on a link to view their tax refunds, IRAS said in a Facebook post.

IRAS reminded the public that it does not send official emails from personal email accounts, and it will not ask for personal information through email.

Anyone who has received a suspicious email, letter, SMS or phone call purportedly from IRAS should not respond, and immediately contact the authority, it said.


Exceptional people: Singapore cerebral palsy footballers set for Asean Para Games challenge

Two years ago on home soil, the Singapore cerebral palsy (CP) footballers lit up the National Stadium as they captured the bronze medal at the Asean Para Games (APG).

In a week’s time, the CP team will kick off their third APG campaign in Kuala Lumpur against hosts Malaysia in their Group B opener as they look to do the nation proud again.

But preparations have been less than ideal because
1. Went to Indonesia this year, compared to a few in 2015 for friendly matches,
2. Not easy to get leave for training, resulting some players dropped out and new players recruited.


Quote by Mr Goh Keng Swee: Mistake

How fast do you walk?

A simple question — how fast do you walk? — may help researchers determine who has a higher risk of death from heart disease, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.

The study found that middle-age adults who said they typically walk at a slow pace were about twice as likely to die from heart disease during the study period, compared with those who said they walk at a brisk pace. The findings held even after the researchers accounted for factors that could affect the results, such as people's exercise habits, their diets, and whether they smoked or drank alcohol.

The study suggests that "a simple, self-reported measure of slow walking pace" would help doctors determine people's risk of death from heart disease, the researchers wrote in the Aug. 21 issue of the European Heart Journal.

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