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Making waves

April 30, 2019 5:00 AM

May Day, 1979, was a splashing good time for the children of NTUC affiliates' members, who were right at home in the Big Splash pool. NTUC's affiliates set up food, drinks and games stalls at the recreation centre. Picture This moves to Mondays from next week.

Room for everyone

April 20, 2019 5:00 AM

Home buyers and their agents queueing to book a unit at High Park Residences, a 1,390-unit condominium development in Fernvale, near Seletar, on July 17, 2015. Photonico is a website offering high-quality stock photos that celebrate Asian contemporary culture and heritage.

All for the win

April 19, 2019 5:00 AM

People queueing to place their bets for the Toto Hongbao draw on March 1, 2007. At the perceived "luckier" outlets, like the one seen here at a 7-Eleven store in Yishun Avenue 5, punters waited patiently in line for up to three hours.

Kitty craze

April 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Student Tze Swee Poh and 10 of his classmates from Serangoon Secondary queued for more than 10 hours on Jan 27, 2000, to collect 11 sets of Hello Kitty and Daniel toys. Others could collect only coupons to redeem their plush toys the next day.

Best foot forward

April 13, 2019 5:00 AM

When the Geylang shoe factory he worked at shut down in the 1990s, Mr Wong Chung Siu, aged 64 in 2012, struck out on his own as a cobbler at this spot in Bedok Town Centre. With a penknife, a millstone, some glue and a hammer, he fixes anything, from Bata loafers to Bally business shoes.

Street service

April 10, 2019 5:00 AM

Two women looking on as a cobbler repaired their shoes in Chinatown on Feb 6, 1978.

Sporting high

April 06, 2019 5:00 AM

Middle-distance runner Sandra Deans chaired by her schoolmates on May 18, 1979, after winning the individual honours at Temasek Junior College's annual track and field championships in Bedok South.

Volcanic highlight

March 27, 2019 5:00 AM

The view from the crater rim of Mount Bromo, an active volcano in Indonesia, at 2,329m above sea level. The volcano is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java.

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