Thursday, October 30, 2014

drain change

There was a drain outside their grandparent’s house…

… into which their Gong Gong tumbled into two decades ago while painting the wall and broke his leg.

… into which KK tipped into while on his motorbike nearly 10 years ago and was nearly crushed but thankfully was not.

… in which mosquitoes lay their eggs and cats hid.

… which the kids loved to peer into when they were younger out on nature walks to spot cats and moss and running water.

… which acted as a protective moat of sorts so nobody can could get at the ripe apple mangoes dangling tantalizing over the wall.

Well the drain has disappeared.

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* Before

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* After

As part of Singapore’s constant strive for infrastructural improvement, the huge V monsoon drain has been covered up and paved over.

It’s a huge exercise involving cranes, orange cones and a brigade of workers who work slowly up and down both sides of the street, hacking and whatnot.

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I just thought it was important to document how important that drain was in the scheme of things before.

But I think it’s good that it’s now covered up. We just have to find some way of protecting the precious mangoes.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol. the motorbike was the funniest...Jun

Sher said...

no not funny at all.