Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Joo Chiat Heritage Night

Joo Chiat was awarded Singapore's First Heritage Town in 2011 by The National Heritage Board. On Saturday 30th June 2012 Joo Chiat Heritage Night was held at the Siglap South Cummunity Club to celebrate the award. My wife and I were invited to the function. We were pleasantly surprised to be placed at the VIP table sitting together with Mr Charles Chong MP for Joo Chiat and Puan Noor Aishah, widow of Singaopore's First President, the late Inche Yusof bin Ishak.

Highlight of the evening:
  1. Photographic Exhibition of Joo Chiat Heritage
  2. Get together of Joo Chiat's Heritage Residents
  3. Sit down multi ethnic 4 course dinner   
  4. Robert Fernando in Concert           
L to R: Charles Chong MP for Joo Chiat, Puan Noor Aishah, Dr Uma Rajan BBM PBS
Mr Nah Juay Hng Group Director, People's Association

My wife and I are on the left opposite Mr Charles Chong and Puan Noor Aishah

Robert sang old favourites accompanied by a 3 piece band. A few senior couples could not resist the dance music took to the floor. I am sure they were longing for this moment to be young once more. The songs of yester year with dance music brought my memory back to the 50s and 60s. At that time Singapore Hotel at Geylang Road was a very popular place for tea dance. The floor was alway packed with dancers and there were frequent fights between groups of youngsters. Those were the days.

Note: All photos credits to