Day: May 4, 2013

Dempsey Hill

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The present Dempsey Hill was formerly known as Central Manpower Base of Singapore (CMPB) packed with British army barracks.  After eras of long services, it has turned into a new life lined with bistro and lifestyle designer shop spaces.

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The parade square was once used as a place to pick up and ferry new recruits on their first day of national service.  In my memory, I was ferried by a three-tonner military truck from this place before I started my new journey in the army.  Now, some of the barracks are instead occupy by BBQ restaurant with no traces of military soldiers.

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Some has changed over and became art museums where cultures and sculptures do their guarding jobs.

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Some revamped as supermarkets.  No more cookhouse food other than frozen pork and beef steaks!

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This place for hang-out is always a good choice for fine dining and chilling out on Fridays.  Wine and beer will never get away from the cozy lounge with beautiful architecture details.

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Lush greenery is the big selling point of Demsey Hill.  With this resort-like entertainment ground, it’s hard to recall the boorish shouting over to a recruit from an army officer, and the chisel of how army life is going to be.

The feeling between anxiety and relaxation, which one do you choose to boot-out?

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