Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Chinatown Heritage Centre Part 2
This part of the exhibit shows the market place where everyones seems so busy selling and purchasing.Replica of a tea house where the spitton under the table is a common sight during the earlier times of chinatown and also other parts of Singapore.F&N Beverages in wooden crates were very popular during the earlier times and especially during Chinese New Year. I remember we used the empty rounded bottles to double up as rolling pins. Nowadays they dont comes in bottles or wooden crates.A bookstore where the magazines with then popular actresses on the covers, think is during the50s, 60s and 70s.I used to have the small bicycle when I was a young child, all these exhibits really bring back fond memories of my childhood and I spend time explaining each of them to my 12 year old niece.At one corner is a replica of a jewllery shop.The chain above is actually a belt to tie round the waist to hold the skirt or sarong. My late mom had a similar belt chain and she gave it to my brother. Maybe one day I will take photo of it and post it here.All these wired bangles are so familar to me and yes, I wore them too as a child. The one I wore is actually like the one below but I think my late mom had discarded them.