Wednesday, September 9, 2009

this used to be a one-storey building

black and white pictures from national archives

two simple quiz questions:

1 where is its location?

2 what was the one-storey building?


peter said...

I hatam ONLY bcos your photos too small for my eyes.

Looks like in Bendemeer Roa dand Kallang bahru.

Texas Instruments factory. Later called Micron (????)

Lam Chun See said...

Yes. TI is correct.

yg said...

peter, when you played hatam bola, you also hatam and you always hit your target.

yg said...

chun see, yes, i think texas instruments was the first american electronic firm to set up shop in s'pore.

Lam Chun See said...

Most of the big names that were in Spore around the time when my cohort joined the workforce are no longer around; such as National Semiconductors, Rollei, GE(USA), ESE (European Standard I think), Bridgestone. But Philips is stll around although the manufacturing operations have shifted elsewhere.

peter said...

Chun See you mean ESSAB, the Swedish steel manufacturer? Fairchilds also not around. BTW where is Fairchild and NS location? In my mind somewhere in Lower Delta Road area.

Even food manufacturers in our time not here - Nestle? Drug House of Australia?

Lam Chun See said...

Peter. Fairchild was in Toa Payoh just a stone't throw from Philips Audio factory was I worked for 6 years. NS was at Lower Delta I think.

Assab Steel is still in Spore at Penjuru Close. Did some work for them a couple of years ago.