The Mystery Disappearence of Boh Sua Tian Road ( Mystery Solved )

Boh Sua Tian Road didn't "disappear " as what most people will say. It merely closed downed because of one reason.


The reason is because:

The residents were simply forced to move away because Singapore was moving towards urbanising then. Hence, Boh Sua Tian Road "disappeared"

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peter said…
This was the road we took to go for our field camps. I always knew the road but never had the chance to see the place before it became Yishun New Town.

It was in the ealry 1970s when we came here to pitch our "basahs". At the end of the road were miles and miles of fruit trees. When ever we were hungry we helped outselves to the farmers' papaya trees. For thirst-quencher, we turned to the lemon trees. All we needed was the AR-15 bayonet to cut the papapya. For the lemons, just pluck and use your teeth to make the cut and suck the juice.

Our field camps usually 5 days and 4 nights. We bathed in the nearby streams.

Got any pictures of this road again?
Anonymous said…
My first love stayed in an attap house along Boh Sua Tian Road. We were in our teens then. On our first date, she met me at the bus stop along Yio Chu Kang road. She had her bicycle with her and as she rode on it to show me where her house was, I had to run ... yes run behind her all the way along the road to her house. Her whole family moved to Bishan after that. Memories of the way we were ...
kalos said…
your first love's grandparents owned a provision shop, and soldiers like peter would drop by to buy cold drinks. at the back of the shophouse was a mini durian plantation. yup, i've got pictures.
kalos said…
and oh, she didnt' live in an attap house, but her uncle (also her neighbour) did
Anonymous said…
it's a funny feeling knowing just how a 'beautiful' place can lead two individuals to finding a somehow obscure blogsite on a road that has somewhat dissapeared?
peter said…
kalos
you got pictures? Can share. my email is profkingsfield2004@yahoo.com.sg

Not only we bought drinks, sometimes the villagers for S$1/- would cook a beehoon noddle dish using canned pork. High cholesterol but we didnt care because better than army food.

I remeber the terrain as hiily, sloping down towards a small stream.
kalos said…
peter, my bro has lots of pics of boh sua tian, will try to get them from him. i wonder if it might have been my mom who supplied tht high cholesterol food to you :) our provision shop was right next to a slope

the memories of the kampong, are 'beautiful'
Anonymous said…
I stayed at Boh Sua Tian Road from 1971 right up to 1983. My dad had a provision shop there. I went to Jalan Kayu pri School and then to Ahmad Ibrahim Sec Sch (old location ) at Upper Thomson Road. Sadly I do not have any photos of this kampong. It's such a good feeling to come across the familiar sites and yes, that Edgware Road house no. 8(in Seletar Camp), was where my grandma stayed. I spent many happy hours on her swing tied to a huge tree just outside her house. She passed away in 1991.
Ryan said…
I live in Boh Sua Tian till Oct 1990 when I am 10 years old. We ere forced to move out due to development of the SLE/TPE in the area. My family own a provision shop at number 64 Boh Sua Tian Road. That was also where I live
d. Life was very peaceful then. The air was fresh in the morning. I remembered selling cold drinks to some soldiers and helping them to look out for army vehicles... There will always ne Wayang shows and Getais whenever there were celebrations at the Chinese temple opposite my house.
If u need more informations of Boh Sua Tian, u are most welcome to contact by via my email: asthg1980@yahoo.com.sg
Benjamin Chong said…
I have lived in the Seletar Hills area since 1972 and have seen Yio Chu Road literally "straightened up". Boh Sua Tian Road was "retired" when the CTE was extended to the SLE. Who would imagine the CTE actually (temporarily) ended with the Yio Chu Kang Road exit back in the early 1980s? Before the CTE came into existence, Yio Chu Kang Road was a long and winding road, with jungle, rubber trees, the post office at the corner of Jalan Kayu and Yio Chu Kang Road, the outpatient dispensary next to the post office, etc. All gone. I recall Yio Chu Kang Road made a sharp bend towards the Ama Keng Camp (where the rumoured bombs faced Malaysia and ready to fire when required!) and there was a village at that sharp bend. I saw at the village what would most probably be the last tinsmith in Singapore hard at work at the furnace. Jalan Kayu is another story...
SanSan Ang said…
My paternal grandparents, uncles , brothers,aunts, cousins lived there since 1920s till they had to relocate. I remembered visiting most of my relations that lived along the road all the way to the river edge. I've always wondered what it is today, whether a new town was built over it or, a highway was built on it. I have memories of it being a long winding road and most of it was mud with no asphalt. Rubber trees, fruit trees, vegetable farms, used to line both sides of the road. It's all gone. I would love to see pictures of houses, fields, areas of Boh Sua Tian Rd if anyone has any to share.
Our Team said…
Kalos any photos?
Richard Toh said…
Wow, what a coincidence, I lived at boh sua tian as well till the 80s and attended Jalan Kayu Primary and then Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary..

The provision shop beside the slope that's mentioned here belonged to my grandpa. We took over the shop after his demise.