040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

Sembawang, street singapore

This mini shoot was inspired by the gate that I so often see when I drive past Masjid Petempatan Melayu mosque (The last Kampung mosque of Singapore) and the old Bottle Tree Village. This area is accessible via Sembawang Road, turning into Andrew’s Avenue.

The gate have been standing idle for as long as I have moved to Sembawang (And I am sure it has been there for a way long time) so I am feeling curious:

1) What is the history of this gate?

2) How far dated back was this?

3) Why was it not torn down since no one uses it?

Note: I shot this series with a Yashica Lynx14E with Kodak Tri-X400 self-developed at home. While I collect more details about the gate, please enjoy the pictures in the meanwhile! =D

 

Updated 05th March 2012: I found some answers! See end of my post! =D

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

040312 Andrew Avenue (Near Sembawang Park)

 

Answer: This is likely the remaining gate from the old Kampung Wak Hassan (An old malay settlement) but as to why it is still standing there, I am still clueless.

– Referenced from Victor Koo’s blog

http://victorkoo.blogspot.com/2009/08/old-singapore-quiz-10-answers.html

http://victorkoo.blogspot.com/2009/08/old-singapore-quiz-10.html

 

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