Sampans,Banyans and Rambutans by Derek Tait

From the back cover:

Growing up as a child in Singapore and Malaya in the 1960s was an idyllic experience.

Thousands of children of Naval personnel will have the same fond memories of their time spent there as I have.

Who could forget the constant hot weather or the strange smells that you only seemed to find in the Far East.

Who could forget the heavy monsoon rains, chit-chats or Tiger Balm Gardens?

Other memories will include the markets, hawkers, amahs and snake charmers.

Shopping was an experience in itself.

Bartering was a way of life and anyone who lived there at the time would remember CK Tang's and Change Alley.

Going to school to just 1pm because of the heat and spending the rest of the day on boat trips or at the beach was wonderful as were all the fantastic toys that were available at the time.

I hope this book reminds many people of those far off sunny days of their childhood and I hope it also brings back lots of happy memories.

Product Details: Printed: 104 pages, 6.14" x 9.21", Paperback

Over 100 photos

ISBN: 978-0-9554-2770-1

Publisher: Driftwood Coast Publishing

Copyright: © 2006 Driftwood Coast Publishing

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Edition: First Edition

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