Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sampans, Banyans and Rambutans on Facebook

A while ago, I started a 'Sampans, Banyans and Rambutans' group on Facebook.  It includes memories and photos of Singapore and Malaya as it once was. Please feel free to join and add something.
Facebook decided to 'migrate' their groups a few months ago which meant that a lot of people who had previously joined were deleted. They won't let me add old members myself so, if you were deleted, please join again.
I hope to add lots of new photos soon as well as memories and bits and pieces about Singapore as it once was. The group is at http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/318117058080/


  1. Hi Derek, I have just come across your blog, and cannot wait to peruse it further (have to go out just now).
    What memories!
    I was in Singapore 1968 to 1971. Dad was ATC in the RAF. I went to RAF Tengah Junior School, wee brother was in the infant school. We lived in the Far East Mansions and then Hua Guan Avenue, off the Bukit Timor.
    I was six when we went to Singapore and nine when we left.
    Tiger Balm Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, amah's, chit chats, monsoon drains - what memories
    I must read your books....
    I'll come back later
    Hugs xx

  2. Hi Jane,
    I'm pleased that you're enjoying the blog. We remember all the same things and places. I wish I could go back to how it once was! It was certainly an idyllic time. Hope you enjoy the books when you read them. Best wishes, Derek.