‘Round About Midnight, Bugis Street.

[You may also wish to read Parts 123 , 45 , 6 & 7 …]

*Also includes film locations from “Saint Jack”(1979), “Bugis Street”(1995) & “Wit’s End”(1969).

(Note: Click on the panoramic images to view them at full resolution.)


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Part 1 – Pretty Polly’s Ambulatory Gaze in a Former Colonial Town of Her Forebears’ Empire.
Part 2 – Pretty Polly’s Ambulatory Gaze in Singapore, 1967…. and Forty Six Years After.
Part 3 – Raffles Hotel: The Noel Coward and Pretty Polly Connection.
Part 4 – To Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Part 5 – An Obsession Over “Woodlands”.
Part 6 – Between Two Funerals – Jalan Sultan.
Part 7 – Between Two Funerals – Bidadari Cemetery.
This is Part 8 – ‘Round About Midnight, Bugis Street.



6 comments on “‘Round About Midnight, Bugis Street.

  1. Ben says:

    Amazing. Hats off. Bravo. Phenomenal.

  2. Malcolm Young says:

    Brilliantly researched and presented. Again. I grew up with older relatives telling me various stories of Bugis Street, as they had passed through Singapore in the 1960s or 1970s – it’s great to see such a well documented post describing the whole thing.

  3. Karen Yeo says:

    I’m Singaporean and I was born and bred in Singapore. I find this phenomenal. It brings a sense of nostalgia, but a little sad that Singapore has lost so much of its character. Its nice to be reminded of an interesting past though. Thank you for putting this together.

  4. Rolly Rolston says:

    I am an ex soldier from NZ that served with the ANZUK Force in the early 70’s. Great memories and times at Bugi Strasus. Especially thwe dance of the flaming aresoles.

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