Old Jalan Kayu Photographs

This is a picture of my late great grandmother standing near the chicken coop

This is a picture of the tomatoes that my grandmother and my late great grandmother grew.



This is the sap of the rubber tree dripping into a cup. From this, we can infer that rubber trees once grew in the district of Jalan Kayu

This is a picture of my 1st uncle under a tree within the compound of the house



This is a picture of my 1st uncle standing underneath a papaya tree beside the toilet. This is a view of the kampong in Jalan Kayu.

This is a picture of my 1st uncle wearing boots. Clearly, he is helping out with the farming.


Bird eye view of the fish farm

This is a picture of my 2nd uncle and my father standing on the walkway of my late grandfather's fish farm This is my 1st and 2nd uncle standing in front of the pathway that leads them out of the forest to their school, Ju Eng Primary School, now, Ju Eng home of the Elderly.


This is my father standing at the side of their place. As you can see, their place is very big.


This is a picture of my 1st, 2nd uncle and my father standing in front of their house front porch and my late great grandmother sitting by her rocking chair in the front porch.



This a a picture of my dad and youngest uncle. They are standing at their backyard at home playing.

This is one of the old photographs I found in my Grandmother's place. It is a picture of my 2nd uncle standing in front of what I can make out as a house. It may be his house in the old district of Jalan Kayu.

Published by: Wendy Chua

Comments

Kean said…
I love your old photographs. Although they are your family photo, they look so familiar to you. I grewed up in a kampong in the vicinity of Jalan Kayu and the photo bring back so much fond memory of my childhood. Everything looks familar to me, the fish farm, the rubber tree, the forest, houses surrounded by the coconut trees, even the pathway leading out of the forest to Ju Eng Primary School. Thanks for sharing your photographs.
Lynn said…
Hey, i love your pics !! I attended Ju Eng primary school when young. I missed jalan kayu & the school. Nothing seems the same now. Well, the famous loti prata shop is still there. I visited that 2 years back.
Kean said…
Hi Lynn, I attended Ju Eng Primary school as well. When were you there? I was there from 1969 to 1974. Did we happen to overlap? Better still, were you be one of my classmates at Ju Eng?
Anonymous said…
Hi All
I oso from Ju Eng,1961-66.Much older than any of you.
Can Wendy tell me where did you take those photo? Behind Ju Eng? I have a lot of classmates staying there.
I stayed opposite Ju Eng, Lor Kesum (something like this), parallel to Lorong Tanggam.

Loy
Anonymous said…
Hi All,
I chanced upon the site after I decided to see if there is anything in the net that talks about Ju Eng School. My time there was 1967-72. By the time I left school the front gate already stopped being used. A new road to the right of the school had been built and of course the rubber plantation were on their way out... so much memory flooding back. I love your blog... I will visit your blog again.
min said…
Hi everyone, i studied in Ju eng primary school too. I was there 1977-1983. I stayed nearby. It's really old good memories....Thanks for your Jalan Kayu blog !
CHS_rock said…
Hi ! , I studied in Ju eng primary school too. I was there 1972-1977. I stayed at Jalan Tanjong Peache somewhere near Tanjong LRT.behind mu house is a rubber plantationnear Blk 407A ,got fish farm and pig farm It's really old good memories,Thanks for your Jalan Kayu blog !
CHS_rock said…
Hi ! , I studied in Ju eng primary school too. I was there 1972-1977. I stayed at Jalan Tanjong Peache somewhere near Tanjong LRT.behind my house is a rubber plantation near Blk 407A ,got fish farm and pig farm, there is a Theater (忘了什么名,X华的)at Lorong Samak.a alot of my classmate stay there.一
It's really old good memories,Thanks for your Jalan Kayu blog !
CHS_rock said…
Sorry --,it Jalan Tongkang Peache,Tongkang LRT
Anonymous said…
CHS Rock, you lived at Jalan Tongkang Peache? We must have been neighbor. There were only a few Chinese families at Jalan Tongkang Peache. They lived mainly at the end of Jalan Tongkong Peache, very close to the junction of Jalan Tongkang Peache and what is currently Gerard Drive. If you fish farms at the back of your house, could you have been from the Lee Family? I hope I remember correctly but I think the family that ran a fish farm and fish trading business is the Lee Family. I wad at Ju Eng from '69 to '75.
CHS_rock said…
Anonymous
Hi! I lived centre part of Tongkang Pechah,you mentioned that Gerard Drive is somewhere near to Woodbridge Hospital.
my neifhbour is lee family,you mean Lee Ah See?his brother sell Fried noodle at Ju Eng School
steven said…
I remember one the history teacher like to tell story "Thomas ----???
steven said…
我记得有些老师的名字,
白长福,廖连来,吴良米,mr ong,趙老师,严老师,
还有我们的校花 殷金美
Anonymous said…
CHS Rock, I can't remember whether the the Lee family was the Lee Ah See family. But I can still remember that they had a few brothers in the family, and their names were 李瑞'X'. The one who was about the same age as me was 李瑞同but I can't remember the names of the rest. I guess in those days,fish farming was a common thing to do, so the Lee family who was my neighbour may or may not be the same as the Lee family that lived next to you. Anyway, by today's standard, we still lived pretty close to each others and I'm sure our parents would definitely have known each other.
Anonymous said…
Steven, 哇,太厉害了,连老师的名都记得那么清楚。经你那么一提,我也想起来了。白长福喜欢讲故事,Mr Ong 是英文老师,好像被女朋友抛弃,四处乱写O.U.T., 逢人就解释O.U.T. 的意思,说O.U.T. 是 'Or U Tang' (黑油桶)。吴良米很骄傲,记得他好像住在Seletar Hill 一带的单程排屋。那时候,政府正在开始建造政府组屋,他告诉我们班他也想办进政府组屋, 不过他怕我们认为他没有钱,又赶快说你们不要以为没有钱人才住政府组屋, 有些有钱人也是住政府组屋的.

记得廖连来的名字,不过没有什么印象.也不记的殷金美. 可能那时年级太小,还不会欣赏花.
CHS_rock said…
Hi ! Anonymous
according to my classmate said,he got one relative name called"李瑞源"lived at the end of Tankong Peache,stt the pic,standing at the cntre the centre is my neighbour Lee Ah See,he operated one big fish at lim chu kang"SINGAPORE AROWANA BREEDING FARM"
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2409607546_3f396a8d35.jpg
long time never see him
steven said…
嗨Anonymous!
请问阁下尊姓大名?
您是在72年毕业的吧?72年我仅念小一.
1977年毕业的,毕业的黑白照片我还保存着.
的确,那时候有些同学己住在政府组屋,多数住在Ang Mo Kio,207座,还有---.对了,还没有吃饭,等一下再写
steven said…
廖连来不是那个胖胖能老师啰!听说他老爸爸是养猪的,住在学校对面,万兴山

说到惹兰加由,不得不提到有一间戏院,当时的戏票最少五毛钱,每次看武打片,什么"醉拳","蛇形刁手"都是成龙早期的戏.
还有"吕四娘","火烧红连寺","火烧少林寺"都是一些武打片,当时的演员千遍一律,上官灵凤,嘉凌,黄家达,徐枫,罗烈,陈鸿烈,张異,有武侠片就有他们,而后面三位,永远都是坏角色,奇怪吗?
以前看电影也没这么简单,那时我大慨7-8岁,跟随哥哥5,6个人,走路慨要二十分钟,还要拿手电简(有一段小路,两旁都是丛林,怕踏到蛇)还有过二条龙沟,还要过独木桥,独木桥何其小,宽大约12吋,长约10束来尺,晴天还好,遇到下雨天,就惨了,独木桥又滑,龙沟又涨潮,看到那些洪水在你脚下,波涛胸湧,没真的会冒冷汗,一不小心,就给那些洪水给冲走了.看看那些最近淹水的新闻,简直是小巫见大巫.
有几次放学回学,遇到潮涨,一个人不敢回,我家里的小黄(狗)竟然冒着生命的危险,从对岸游泳过来陪我,直到退潮,我俩才一起回家,真的很感动,写到这里,我眼眶都红了,写不下去了....
小黄,有你的陪伴,我才有一个快乐的童年,接迎40年了,还是忘不了童年的玩伴
Anonymous said…
CHS Rock, yes, I know 李瑞源. He was my neighbour, the elder brother of 李瑞同. He was a number of years older than us, so we didn't play with him so much. Their family also had a lot of ponds and was in the fish trading business as well. I was always very wary of going to their house because they kept two dogs and I was kind of scared of their dogs. Their house was down a slope and on the right hand side of their house was the main 黄泥路of Jalan Tongkang Peachah. There was a provision shop with a few Malay families there and I remember I used to go to the provision shop.
Anonymous said…
Steven, 鄙姓廖,草名Ken. 请问贵姓? 可有中文名?我是1974年毕业的,大你三岁。经你那么一提,我想我家跟廖连来可能还会有些亲戚关系,最少我记得家里的长辈好像成提起过他。我也想起了万兴山,记得那有间庙,还有一个篮球场。我记得我们班组织了一支球队,叫神龙,名字还是我帮忙起的,取那神龙见首不见尾的意思。我记得骑脚踏车到万兴山的球场和别的球队比赛。说到光华戏院,我还没到过那里看过戏。小时候,看戏终是由长辈带着到五英里(如今的Yeo Chu Kang Road 和Serangoon Road 交界处一带)。那里有间戏园,忘了叫什么,就在光洋中学隔壁。

你小时候住什么地方,为什么还要过小河到光华戏院?我记得光华那一带在那时候可算是个小镇,和我们那的kampong比起来,要算是法达得了。
steven said…
廖兄!
小弟姓林.
说到光洋中学(kong yionh High School),那正是小弟就读的中学,1978-1982年)那里的确有国华戏院,就在现在的Highland Centre,后面好像有一间叫星光戏院的,学校的隔壁有咖啡店,书店,而书店的老板每次在jalan kayu摆地摊(pasar Malam).
Ken said…
林兄弟,对,正是国华戏院。我们看戏,不是到国华,便是到星光, 也经常到国华附近的书店买书。我的邻居李瑞同也是在那读中学. 很多事,地方,名字,我都忘了,经你一提起,童年的往事又一一呈现在眼前。真是多谢了。对了,你还没说你小时候住什么地方呢。
steven said…
小时侯就住在惹兰舯舡必甲.从Google map 所看到的sengkang w way 和fernvale road 的交界处,就是小弟小时候的住所.而我们的对面也是养鱼的,叫什么"ah 六"
steven said…
说到jln tankong pecahe,这条路不在地图上了,旧址应该是从Jalan Kayu 和senkkang w ave的交界处开始,而另一端的出口应该是gerald dr 和Eaton walk 的交界处,虽然我在那长大,这段路的后半段,是圆的还是扁的,我不很清楚,因为从没有到过,仅听妈妈说我的舅公和舅姆是住在后半段.
Ken said…
Steven, 我知道那个地方,是Jalan Tongkang Pechah 的中断。我小的时候从我家走路到聚英小学经常要经过你家。我记得你家对面是一片橡胶园. 我就是从橡胶园走出来得,是一条捷径。我家现在在地图上已找不到了,就在如今的Gerald Drive 和 Fernvale Road 408/408A 一带交界处。我家附近有一条小河,不过河水很脏。
Ken said…
林老弟,你所谓的后半段,就是目前Gerald Drive 和Eaton Walk 的交界处吧? 我家就在那.你亲戚是谁?应该是我邻居.
eric said…
I will be back>>>
Jackzzz said…
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Jackzzz said…
想不到在这里会遇到旧同乡,偶系住在 jin kayu lorong samak 万兴山滴。。崇义庙隔壁那个蓝球场就系偶童年时常流连的场所。。

蓝球场的戏台那条小路直直下去就系偶家啦。。
小时常在球场打球,放风筝。。蓝球场旁边那家有20多个孩子的家庭,桌彪,桌谢( 忽必烈 )都有跟偶打过球,他们的小妹桌卿系偶的同学啦。。 偶系小青海6号啦。。聚英学校1976年蓝球队的一员猛将(帮主将抹汗的)嘻。。

大偶2岁的哥哥是神龙队的成员,殷金美 跟偶住同座组屋AMK207,她主2楼,偶住五楼。。

偶棉应该认识,偶妈当年养打架鱼滴。。

三年级时玩皮,在课室爬桌子,跟几个同学。。 A ku ,明明,明山被廖连来(廖度勇),抓去 Office打屁股。。阿里巴巴跳山芭。。

以前在永华戏院看过一处戏叫“人蛇恋”,。。看过后每次经过那竹林就战战兢兢。。

对了,好像有一支球队叫“战兢”曾经在万兴山跟惹兰加由雄鹤队比赛。。
Anonymous said…
真可谓人生何处不相逢。我就是神龙队的球员之一,穿11号球衣。神龙这个队名还是我给取的。你哥哥叫甚么名字?他既然是神龙队员,就肯定是和我同班。忽必烈这个外号很熟,不过想不起是谁了。光阴似箭,一转眼就四十年过去了。 回想当年,真想再重温童年美丽的记忆,切以不可能了。。。
Jackzzz said…
偶哥哥系戴眼镜滴。。每年排名都名列前茅。。你应该认识偶。。小弟姓人可。。

还记得有一支球队叫“黑旋风”,每场球都输的很难看。。
Anonymous said…
你哥哥是何水源?每年都是何水源和谢亚尾在争第一名...
Jackzzz said…
yup.. 你是。。 ?
Anonymous said…
鄙姓廖。全班只有两个同学姓廖, 一个是廖亚聪,另一个就是区区在下。
Anonymous said…
对不起,记错了。另一位同学的名字是廖聪海,不是廖亚聪。
Jackzzz said…
廖亚聪的弟弟跟我同班,不记得是亚松还是玉松。。
我比较迟钝,考两次小六,可能跟steven 同班过。。76,77 我都在六丙。。

我的同班同学林秀凤的家就在学校隔邻,她妈妈开杂货店。。小时候每每隔着篱笆向他们买汽水(一种不知名的汽水),还有那香喷喷,用香蕉叶包的,一包一毛钱的 nasi lemak 。。。
后来他们搬去 AMK226 巴杀继续营业。。 现在不晓得还在吗 ?
Jackzzz said…
噢。。是廖聪海。。
Anonymous said…
Jackzzz 老弟,令兄水源兄一切安好?请代我向水源兄转达我的问候,就说故人在此向他问安了。
steven said…
大家好!我又回来了。殷金美还住在宏茂拼?同班同学也有一个叫秀凤
Anonymous said…
老乡遇老乡,两眼泪汪汪。
steven said…
看到了《甘榜情》,才想起己经设有留言了,哗!一年多了。多了一位同乡,
廖大哥!可好?
我也有朋友住在Lor samak,他姓洪,与我就读同一所中学。
其实有很多同学都住在惹兰加由。
前阵子,去了一趟,发现学校对面己经建了高楼,什么都改变了,只有一样东西没变,就是学校前面的巴士车站,保留了70-80年代的风格
Ken said…
林老弟,你好。多时不见,别来无恙?在email inbox 看到通知。得知老弟又post新comment, 便急不急待的打开网页,以便一览为快。又重读了老弟的旧posting,才忽然想起老弟姓林 ,而家里也是以养鱼为生。老弟可有一位哥哥,个子瘦小。他应该是在69年到74年读于聚英。他家也是在老弟所住一带,家里也是靠养鱼为生。可能是老弟你的邻居或亲戚。
jackzzz said…
廖兄有心,我哥人安好。。

steven,好些年没看到殷金美了,中学她与我同校但不同班。。
你那住 Lor samak姓洪的朋友是不是叫辉灿 ?我跟他同班过。。
steven said…
是的,与我就读同一所中学,叫洪辉灿
steven said…
廖兄是你哥哥??
steven said…
殷金美是我同班同学
Jackzzz said…
steven 兄,

廖兄是我哥同学,殷金美没跟我同过班,我在82年曾在光洋客串半年,或许曾经跟兄台擦肩而过,可无缘同班。。
sohcl@yahoo.com said…
Wendy, are you related to 蔡耀林,my long lost primary school mate from 聚英学校,1968~1973?

It is so excited to see that names of our respectable teachers appeared in the blog.廖连来&谢炳龙老师had ever sponsored my year end field trip!

Do ask 耀林to contact me if you happened to be his relative as I remembered his family owned a fish farm too!
Tan Hoe Peng said…
I am a Malaysian / in 光洋中学(kong Yong High School),for secondary one,one year only, year 1980 Jan to Decemeber for one year . I forgot the address of 光洋中学. I stay in Jln kayu by that time with my Malaysia relatives who make antique furniture, If I am not mistaken , the bus is 70 & 103. or ???? I remember opposite the school , year 1980, got a big fire.
Anonymous said…
Steven 林老弟,好久没听到你的音信. 一切安好否?
brady tay said…
Hi i am from ju eng pri school. 1970-1976. Right now 我们有同学聚会。还找到林群玉老师出席。我是1976 六甲班的。希望能看到更多同学出席。对了,金美是我的小六同班同学,我们已找到大约20多名同学了。