The old lady: The Singapore Turf Club

Hb has always this sad feeling whenever we go to turf city... I think the first time we went there together was a few years back and ever since then we stopped going there totally cos that place brings back good memories for him and seeing a place he once called his "playground" deserted and not being taken care of makes him feel just sad... lol when i say "playground" it doesnt mean he went there cos of horse racing wokey hahahahaaa

His school is near the old Turf Club and during his lunch break him and his friends used to wander through the forest to Turf City and feed the horses at the Riding School there. He says in the middle of of the grounds it was like a little oasis. Climbing around there and jumping over fences was like an adventure and it brings back many memories...

Anyway yesterday after brekkie at McD and turtle watching (Singaporeans shud know where this McD is).. we decided to join my cousin in Fidgets.. Fidgets is the largest indoor playground and its double the size of Bambini..

So enjoy the photos cos I hv tonnes of stuff to do right now.. will update more later! Cheers!

Oh oh.. and congrats to our young German lads for being the 3rd!! hopefully in 4yrs time the World Cup belongs to u!





That smile ... priceless...



The empty field is now catered to kids learning baseball... hb used to also ride his bicycle fm his old Tanglin house (u know the black and white house style) to the turf club area with his friend.. Kim - I swear he looks like Tom Cruise hahahha


Old horse racing track... a track that once saw thousands and thousands of dollars going down the drain or into the betters pocket...


The Grandstand once seated thousands of ppl every night still stands up high and empty... for a few years now, this area has a few makan places.. a Giant supermarket ... kids activities place.. gym.. indoor playground..

Standing outside and closing your eyes you can almost hear the gallop of horses and the shouting of old "ah-peks".... "Gooooo number 8......goooooooo!"


Idress and mama Nasyita...




At first Sonia didnt feel at home at this place but after like half an hour shes all good.. playing and mingle-ing with other kids...



Smiling all the time.....


Time to head home kids... we spent like a good 3hrs there... and yes in case ur wondering.. there are a lot of mixed marriages in my family hehehe


4 comments:

somuffins said...

Rima
Cik Sonia kita ada banyak koleksi rantai cam tu ke? :-)

Rima said...

Eh i thought i dah reply .. hmmm hilang ke.. ade ade aje!

She has a few koleksi actually but tu jugak lah yg menjadi pujaan hati nye... she has a few koleksi of gelang also.. yg hilang lain... yg terbengkalai lain :o)

silcleo said...

as toto would say 'aiya, bibik silvia is crying again'. I MISS HER!! waaaaa!
Hey in the first 2 pics, she actually looks gaui-lo! she is european afterall.

My heart bleeds. I love her.

Rima said...

Bibik come here lorrr.. She misses u too

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