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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow

Yes, you read it right!

The above picture, taken in 1973, shows a couple at D R Seenivasagam Park. Through email, Ko-Chi Wai tells us that:

the rocks at the far side of the lake are still there today. however, the wooden platform where they are standing, and the wooden zigzag bridge across the lake are long gone. when I was a kid in the early 80s, my cousins and I used to feed the tilapia fishes from the very same platform.

Have any of you been fishing at this lake?

  1. Tang Kok Mun says:

    Fishing in the pond is strictly prohibited… Once of the fav activities back then is to buy bread from some uncles and feed the fishes…. Tilapia fish was not for human consumption back then..

  2. Steven Lee says:

    There were also colorful carps as well. While fishing prohibited, I have seen some people fishing in the evenings, hidden behind bamboo grove that grow in the centre island. It is not that tilapia wasn’t fit for human consumption but that the fish is a bottom feeder. They often feed on the gunk that is at the bottom of ponds and lakes, and thought to be (by the Chinese) too “dirty” to eaten. Now tilapia is not cheap.

  3. diana_ivy says:

    When my children were small, we used to have picnics in Taman Dr near the big pool.After eating, they will run to play at the children area or we will take the paddle boats. It was peaceful and safe in those days. Till today, my children still love Taman Dr although they’re young men already.

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