Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New World Park - Gate

I chanced upon this wonderful piece of history. The original gate of "The New World Park". Only those who were born before late 60s or early 70s can remember going to the park. It was a small theme park with lots of wonderful rides for kids during those times.

There were restaurants in them too and I remember my uncles and aunties had their wedding dinners in those restaurants in the park. Fond memories of those times.

I known of some world war two british soldiers love going to New World for social dance. It was a big thing back then. They would buy coupons for the girls to dance with them. You can read more about it from wikipedia.

A piece of history. There were actually three worlds during thos olden days but they have all been demolised. Doubt nowadays kids will go to these parks now with the Universal Studio in our backyard...lol. Three worlds are New World, Gay World and Great World.

You can see some old photos of the original gate of the New World Park during the olden days in here and also some of the old photos of the wonders in the New World Park in National Archives of Singapore.

Wow, I spotted the photo of the spider woman in the archive photos. When we were young we were very naive and we thought the woman is really a creature with a human head and a spider body and we were so afraid of her...lol. I cant post the photo here without their permission, so you gotta look for the spider woman in the photo in the archive website.

Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.


Sylvia K said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit! Great shots and post for the day, Alice!! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots and interesting information.