Residents zoom in at their neighbourhood

Residents zoom in at their neighbourhood
Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin (in red) taking photos at the Geylang Serai market.

SINGAPORE - Mr Joseph Yeo has bought breakfast from a nonya kueh shop in Chai Chee several times, but it was only on Sunday that he learnt about its history.

Stall owner Seng Ah Boi, 63, has been there for more than 23 years, and in the business for about 40 years.

"I didn't know the shop had such a long history," said Mr Yeo, a 31-year-old restaurant co-owner, who has lived in Kembangan since 1986.

Mr Yeo was one of 30 Marine Parade GRC residents who went on a photo-taking hunt on Sunday around their neighbourhood.

There, they spent about six hours visiting different places and finding out little-known facts about their estate.

Among the eight landmarks they went to were the Darul Aman Mosque and Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple in Eunos, and The Intan, a Peranakan home-museum in Joo Chiat.

At each location, they spent about 30 minutes talking to different people, like hawkers and shop owners at the Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre.

They also took photos of these people, using professional DSLR cameras supplied by the People's Association (PA).

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