Saturday, May 14, 2011

Missing Good Old Childhood Days - PH

Photo Hunt theme : Missing/Missed

I brought some teenagers to Children Little Museum and they were fascinated with what their parents and I played during kampong days where we could not afford to buy toys except to DIY wooden toys and traditional games. Seeing these items make me miss my childhood.


At the Children Little Museum, you can find items from 1950s to 1970s like an olden day bookstore, drinks store, mama's store, wooden toys, movie magazines etc....


When I was a child, I looked forward to every Chinese New Year because that is the only time I get to taste these bottled drinks.


I don't see this traditional ice shaver in Singapore anymore. Ice-cream during my time was too expensive. This was the most welcome sight on a hot day. I would pay 10 cents for an ice ball.

I love my childhood days when I was just a kid having lots of fun ..........

Children Little Museum
40 Kandahar Street Singapore 198895
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri 11am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Entrance Fees: S$2.00




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26 comments:

  1. What a lovely place to visit! I remember that 7Up bottle. An ice crusher like that was also in my dusty entry photo, :D

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  2. Ah a walk down memory lane! great take on the theme

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  3. Ice cream is great and all but I still love ice balls and ice kacang more! :b

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  4. The bottled drinks and the 5 stones! WOW! Nostalic! *HUGZ*

    Help VOTE for my PHOTO ENTRY

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  5. Oh, what fun and what a sweet take on the theme, ECL! Take care and have a happy weekend.
    missing

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  6. I love those kinds of museums. A great link with our past and fantastic insights for kids.

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  7. Haha you are not alone have to wait for Chinese festivals to 'qualify' for F&N orange or sarsi drinks. How about the chendoi man with the wooden ice shaver that looked like a small bench? Cool too, may still see some in smaller towns but not that easy to spot one nowadays in Klang Valley.

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  8. These colorful shots make me miss my childhood too. Great take on the theme.

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  9. Your post reminds me of my visit to Shitamachi Museum in Tokyo. :)

    And I love to eat ice kacang - those made with that old-school ice shaver. :)

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  10. I think everyone in their life will miss their childhood at some point. I'd love to be able to go back to my childhood days.

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  11. i miss those fun filled days and the best part is you need not worry about anything, you just play, play and play. :)

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  12. These are some great childhood memories ECL :) Toys were so much simpler growing up then they are now, and we still had a lot of fun! Happy weekend and happy photo hunting!

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  13. I never thought about that, apparently I don't miss my childhood toys. I had some dolls I guess.

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  14. My grandmother had the same ice shaver when I was young. It must have been fun seeing all those stuff. I'm missing my childhood too. :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Liz @ MLC

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  15. Yeah...I used to play those too. Damn...how come suddenly I feel so old ler? :p

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  16. What interesting post. I have to say actual my sons had more fun with things like wooden blocks.
    That they could create something.

    Coffee is on.

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  17. Yes, I miss them too! For example, the 5 stones, bottle caps and the zero-points.

    Wish you a good week ahead, ECL!

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  18. It is truly amazing how times have changed and how toys have too. We used to spend hours making little houses out of grass. A sort of igloo with no roof. We would find large leaves for dinner plates and then place all sorts of things on them as pretend vegetables ... it would occupy us for hours. We also used to make dolls furniture from cardboard, paper lanterns, rows of paper dolls and large paper snowflakes.
    It's enjoyable to remember how time used to be spent. Your pictures are a wonderful inspiration and certainly made me think! :)

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  19. Nostalgy, nostalgy when you take us!!!The days of our childwood are in our heart for ever!!! Looks like a beautiful museum! I visited a museum in Finland, north Europe where I could saw old toys from the fiveties!
    Wooden toys were so cute!

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  20. What nice idea! I think I'll do this for my daughter and have a little trunk or chest of drawers with the items.

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  21. Oh.... I missed those Yeo's bottle drink of soya :)

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  22. oh we still hv those ice shavers at the ice kacang stalls here in malaysia! haha.

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  23. Those traditional ice shaver is still around except now it uses electricity!! Looks like we both grew up in the same era .

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  24. This brings back the good old memories! Thanks for posting this ECL :)

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