Thursday, March 24, 2011


What you enjoyed most when working on this task
The part I enjoyed most was the part where we searched the net and went out to collect information.
What were some challenges you faced?
The internet is a helpful resource but there are a lot of information that are displayed but are not important/ not needed also, when I went out, I was faced with the challenge of taking photos and travelling to my destinations(the destinations were far apart from each other) during the set time my mother gave me and I realised that I had forgotten to interview people at the set area, I could not do anything.
Describe ONE area that you think you could do better if given the opportunity to do it again.
I would like to redo the part where I can go out for 'sightseeing' and interview people.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Past versus The Present

Comparing the past and the present, there were major changes such as the building of shopping malls, bus interchanges and hawker centres. One of the major things that is easily noticed about the place is it's cleanliness.

History Of Ang Mo Kio

HistoryThe area remained largely uninhabited during the 19th century. Settlers, were attracted to the area only around the turn of the century, as a result of the rubber demand. In the older maps of Singapore, much of the area was labelled as the Ang Mo Kio Forest Reserve with many plantation estates. The name Ang Mo Kio which in Hokkien literally translates as "red-haired man's bridge", where Ang Mo was a term for a caucasian person. The village that sprang up with the clearing of the land took on the name "Ang Mo Kio". The Chinese, mostly Hokkiens engaged in rubber-planting. Cheng San Village where Ang Mo Kio New Town now stands was once a huge rubber plantation. The 1922 to 1932 world slump in rubber prices made many tappers and labourers turn to pig and poultry farming or market gardening. During World War II when Singapore was occupied, more people moved to Ang Mo Kio to take up farming.

The development of Ang Mo Kio began in 1973 and was completed in 1980. The present has a town centre was built over an valley formerly occupied by squatters. It has commercial offices, cultural and community facilities serving at least 200,000 residents.

Citings for the Ang Mo Kio Travelogue


Travelogue-AngMoKio #4

The HawkerCentre

Last but not least is the Ang Mo Kio Hawker Centre, no neighborhood would really be complete without a hawker centre. The market-cum-hawker centre at Block 409, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, was closed for upgrading works. After upgrading the centre, patrons can look forward to a more hygienic environment to do their marketing and dine in.

Travelogue-AngMoKio #3

The Library
Ang Mo Kio Public Library was officially opened on 17 August 1985 by Mr Yeo Toon Chia, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio Constituency. A prominent landmark in the centre of Ang Mo Kio, the library was closed in April 2002 for upgrading and officially re-opened on 25 January 2003 by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of State for National Development.
Covering an area of 4,277 square metres, the library spans two levels and serves the residents of central Ang Mo Kio GRC. With its spacious area and hundreds of books, it is a place of knowledge for many.

Travelogue-AngMoKio #2


This is the Ang Mo Kio Hub, AMK Hub, in short. It is a suburban shopping mall in Ang Mo Kio. It has a air-conditioned Bus Interchange, which is conveniently linked to Ang Mo Kio MRT(MassRapidTransit) Station via an underpass. 
AMK Hub is part of the redevelopment plan to rejuvenate the town centre of Ang Mo Kio, basically, to make it more hip and vibrant. The shopping mall has 48,250 square metres of gross floor area and 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of retail space, making it spacious. Its hearty atmosphere adds to its charm, all in all it is a nice place to shop/walk.