Nestled inside Queenstown Community Centre, this tiny cafe would have made it to our list of hidden cafe spots had it not ceased operations at the end of 2014.
Queenstown is the oldest public housing estate in Singapore. Here is where you can catch a glimpse of what Singapore housing is like in the old days.
I used to take frequent walks with my camera and Jessie when I had more time on my hands, and Kampong Silat was one of the places we visited. Those blocks are among the last SIT (Singapore Improvement Trust) flats built before 1960. In fact, the ones photographed here have been marked for demolition. I’m not sure if they are gone; I took them possibly a year ago.
These pictures are taken at a wonderful bakery-cafe called Plain Vanilla last December, when the place was all dressed up to welcome Christmas. I’m anticipating their Christmas decorations for 2015 already.