From The Blue Windows
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FROM THE BLUE WINDOWS: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN QUEENSTOWN, SINGAPORE, IN THE 1960S AND 1970S
by Tan Kok Yang
published by NUS Press
Imagine a Singapore in which flat rental was S$50 a month, a plate of noodles cost as little as 20 cents, and television broadcasts ended at 10pm every night.
From the Blue Windows is a collection of Tan Kok Yang's memories of growing up in Queenstown back when the tallest residential building there was fourteen storeys, the Alexandra Canal flooded regularly, and wayang shows were a regular feature on Mei Ling Street. He stayed in Princess Estate, an area that was colloquially known as"the Blue Windows"because of its unique blue glass louvred windows.
With nostalgia and a sense of loss, this memoir is a personal tribute to and celebration of Queenstown and a simple but fulfilling way of life that has all but vanished from modern Singapore.
- paperback: 158 pages
- product dimensions: 136 x 212 mm
- ISBN: 9789971696504