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?


8 thoughts on “Dempsey Hill

    Rexlin Victor said:
    May 4, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Beautiful place for dining!!!

    Jamie Dedes said:
    May 4, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Some interest shots here … though I don’t care to think about the butcher.
    Hope life is treating you well, Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 5, 2013 at 12:01 am

      Sadly, lately I was troubled with something that I can’t figure out?
      Bless me! 😦

        Jamie Dedes said:
        May 5, 2013 at 12:11 am

        I am sorry to learn this, Sydney. You are in my heart and prayers.
        In metta,

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

        I can feel you!

    Shandra said:
    May 4, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Always go for the R Word…relax, 🙂 lovely. Shandra

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Thank you! Shandra!
      Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂

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