The MRT series – Yishun (NS13)

Mel got lost here leading a company in a heli-insert exercise here in the early 90s during one of his reservist stints. Heheh… Did you know that most of what is now this suburban town were once ponds of water for rearing shrimps? Can’t imagine that this has transformed into a residential town! And don’t forget to get to the only hot spring in Singapore. Read how to get there at this page.

Merely 10 years ago, it might had been considered by some to be the northern end of Singapore in a sense. Because this was literally where the North-South MRT line terminated. Yeah. Imagine that. It was in 1996 that the circular looking service line that is still called “north-south’ came to be full connected. At least to the East-West line. Fun rail history huh?

←Sembawang (NS11)

→ Khatib (NS14)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

13 thoughts on “The MRT series – Yishun (NS13)”

  1. The apartments have to be a unique 10 on a scale of 10 when it comes to government apartments, Suan. I’m impressed. Did Mel fly a helicopter. Our son, Tony, flies helicopters for the Coastguard, but also flew helicopters for the Marines in Iraq. –Curt

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    1. Oh yes these apartments are unique because there had been a concious effort to build them with differing architecture, colors etc… as opposed to the early days when it was more utilitarian and uniform. There was a Japanese couple photographers who lived here for a while and went to many homes in these govt apartments and took photos. Their compilation is a wonderful kaleidescope.

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  2. Good looking and modern housing! I like the colors of the apartments. Are they apartments? I went to Singapore with my dad and my daughter in 1996. We went to the underground aquarium and a mall and some other places. I forgot how we got around without joining tours. One day my dad wanted Chinese food and we just walked and walked without knowing where we were going. I remember (from my photos) we saw a lot of parrots (in the city, not in the wild). Do you know where it might be?

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        1. Oh yes. They are everywhere! Because there are so many patches of green, they go wherever they wish! To the annoyance of the ppl who live in the apartments… because they can be rather chatty… if you know what we mean.

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