A couple of weeks ago, we spent a few days in Singapore catching up with family and also for me to attend the 50th anniversary reunion of our class of '65.
We chose to stay at the Village Hotel in Katong, close to my mother's house. I was advised that this used to be the Paramount Hotel. Personally, I don't remember it at all.
This hotel offers shuttle bus services to and from the airport, and we managed to take advantage of this both ways, saving a bit in taxi fare.
A close up look shows the corner of Ceylon Rd (where I wasted many happy hours of my student days with old friends now lost) and the St Hilda's Church, where my older boy used to attend kindy.
... and a once grand seafront bungalow, where one of our schoolmates, a year or two our senior, used to live.
Now, this old house is sadly marooned inland, the road in the photo being exactly where the beach was.
The hotel also has free wifi; I remember 3 or 4 years ago I stayed at the Roxy Mecure next door and they charged me $17 a day! I suppose free wifi is more prevalent nowadays.