Monday, October 20, 2008

what is this building?


this 60-year old building seems to stick out like a sore thumb with all the new buildings surrounding it. it has seen glory in its younger days.


what is housed within this building?

where is this building located?

there is a gymnasium with a boxing ring inside this building which is located at rutland road. the tennis courts are still around. there is a small office within this building where you can make booking to use the tennis courts.

11 comments:

Lam Chun See said...

I think it is either in either SGH or TTSH.

yg said...

i had expected you to identify it straight away because you would have seen this building before. if i show what is behind this building, you will surely recognise this place.

peter said...

Middleton Hospital? My eyesight not so good because u "planned" for a thumsbized photo.

Lam Chun See said...

Must give some hints lah.

yg said...

okay, some hints. it is a sports body that occupies this building and, i think, its present president is a lady.

Lam Chun See said...

I don't even know where is Rutland Rd. How come you say I sure to recognize this building? Are you sure you haven't ocnfused me with someone else like Victor or Peter?

yg said...

because it is a short distance, less than 50m, from the farrer park swimming complex.

peter said...

the old farrer park?

what happened to the farrer park stadium - the one they use to host the combined schools athletic meets?

yg said...

farrer park stadium was demolished many years ago. today, part of the site is occupied by the farrer park primary school, which came about as a result of the merger of boon keng primary and may primary schools.

jimbam said...

tat place is wher me n my friends grew up,just opp the boxing gym they had a row of 3 storied houses,and further down tat row was a food ctr sellin the most marvellous food..indian rojak,prawn vadai,hokkien mee..and those ppl who came to watch the football games will never forget the kachang putih man...a strange named road "norththumberland rd" leads to the place...

yg said...

hi jimbam, you must have lived in one of those blocks of flats located in the area bounded by dorset road, westmoreland road and gloucester road. or were you referring to those blocks at princess elizabeth estate? i think the food centre you mentioned was the defunct farrer park food centre. some of the food stalls relocated to the pek kio food centre. i think the famous 'no sign board' had its beginning at the farrer park food centre. if i remember correctly the kaching putih man had a portable display stand.