We had some great times at Jalan Wijaya and many of you would have read about my experiences in my book.
In 1990, on a stopover in Singapore on the way back from Australia, I decided to try and track down our old house. Once across the causeway, we got a taxi but he had no idea where Jalan Wijaya was. We were driving around aimlessly when, suddenly, there was a car crash in front of us and we had to get out. By sheer coincidence, we were right on our old street! It had certainly changed. There used to just be jungle at the end of the road when I was a kid but now there was a shopping centre, a leisure complex and even a Holiday Inn. We found our old house which now looked very run down and had rows of old drinks machines outside. The cold store and shops which were across the road were shabby and one looked burnt out. I wish that I'd had more time to explore and take photos. I often wonder what the area looks like now. I've found it on Google Earth but it's hard to see much. There doesn't appear to be any photos of Jalan Wijaya on the net. I see that the area is now known as Taman Abad. I'd love to go back one day and see what it's all like now and have a good wander around.
103 Jalan Wijaya in 1990