Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Biggest HDB Enbloc - Tanglin Halt


Check out this interesting video on Tanglin Halt!

Over the past several months, there has been an increased of film crews and nostalgia photographers coming to Tanglin Halt.

Last week, there's a film crew doing a movie shoot on the ground floor of my flat! I guess they were using one of the "returned" empty flats as location. Must be an "indie" film or something. They were not from Mediacorp.

Those of you interested in architecture, come check out the 3 storey SIT walkup apartments shown in the video. 

During my time studying at Hua Yi Primary School, these SIT flats were common place around Margaret Drive. They're all gone now. 

I think Tanglin Halt is one of the few places in Singapore left where we still have clusters of these SIT walkup apartments... 

Today, I believe these apartments are rent out to foreign workers. Some time back, they were the student dorms for our local university.

If food is more your thing, then come to the Tanglin Halt Market to try the Laksa. This one can't miss. It has the longest queues. 

Come during weekends morning only if you not familiar. It opens 4 days a week. I always forget which days they closed during weekdays. But weekends sure confirmed opened. After 1pm its almost sold out.

There's a lot of other good hawker food around here, you ownself discover ownself more fun!

If you come weekdays, you can see for yourself how many of the first generation hawkers here are only opened 4 days or 3 days a week. Who needs investing anyway?

For those of you who don't always like all things sweet and saccharine, you may want to goggle Queenstown gangs and murders.

Mei Ling Street, Tanglin Halt, and Redhill were "homes" to some interesting gangs during the 70s.

And Tanglin Halt is definitely one of the popular haunts for getting yourself "high into Nirvana" in the old days!

Don't worry! It all sanitised now oredi lah! Very family safe. Come!

But as you walk around the hawker centres and kopi shops, try spotting old men in their 80s with interesting "ang kongs" (tattoos) on their bodies. They must have been quite bad ass during their youths!

If exercise is more your thing, you can check out the former railway track that's now been converted to a walking trail. In the evenings, lots of people use it for cycling and walking.

I was one of the early "pioneers" of this walking corridor when it was less well known. Now its too crowded for me... 

That's the problem with people. Got good thing don't let anyone and everyone know! 

P.S.  For those HDB buyers who are hesitant about buying top floor, which era of HDB flats to avoid, which is safe, Tanglin Halt offer you the opportunity for you to "kick the tyres" for yourself. 

That's the advantage of property - can see, can touch!

First you look at the ebloc 10 storey "ancient" HDB flats - from top floor to water tank. Then you just walk over to the newer 40 storey HDB flats that were built within the last 10 years. Try spotting the difference!

Then you goggle and research the HDB water proofing and heat insulation technologies introduced and improved over the past decades.

Now you've ownself educate ownself.


No need to attend courses some more! 

Have fun in Tanglin Halt!

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