1960 - Map of Woon Family home @ Jurong Crescent Road
(Now replaced by Pioneer MRT Station)
1 = Original Nantah Arch @ Jurong East Street 93
2 = Woon’s old Home at Jurong Crescent Road
2010 - Map of Jurong (with Pioneer MRT Station)
Front View of Woon Family Home (Unit No. 60)
A two-storey block of seven homes.
Allocated as rental to employees working in Civil Radio Transmitting Station (Singapore Telecom).
The winding road downhill to the Two-Storey Block of homes.
Passing by on the right side are bungalows for the senior managers.
Jurong Broadcasting worker's quarters behind my home
Circular road with worker's quarters on both side of the road, small bread shop and staff canteen.
During Christmas parties, a land rover with Santas Claus sitting on top would drive around carrying his sack of presents
1965 Staff Christmas Party
Bread shop at staff canteen (simulated)
1960 - Layout of Jurong Worker's Quarters
View of Jurong Crescent Road Staff Quarters in 1980
How it look like when travelling along Old Jurong Road between 7 1/2 miles junction (Bukit Timah) to Jurong Crescent Road
Travelling along Old Jurong Road - 11th milestone
Bus Stop at 7 1/2 miles junction (Bukit Timah)
(now replaced by Bukit Timah Shopping Centre)
Jurong West Nantah Arch
There are two Nanyang University (or Nantah) Archs in Singapore, one original and one replica.
The original one stands at present-day Jurong West Street 93,
while the replica arch is located inside the Yunnan Garden of Nanyang Technological University.
In the old days, the cars and buses would pass through the original arch from the Old Upper Jurong Road to Nanyang University.
The arch was never shifted, but the landscape around it had changed greatly.
Nantah Arch (Original)
Replica Ntu Nanyang University Arch
Nantah Arch (Replica)
Families from Jurong Crescent Road
L to R: Aziz’s Father, Khai Boon, Woon, Ravi’s Father, Pakcik Shafie
1959 Father Friends In Office
L to R: Chan, Pakcik Shafie, Jimmy (Ah Kow’s Dad), Khai Boon, Woon
Note: Ah Kow’s Sister is Ah Ngoei
Residents of Jurong Crescent Road:
- Woon Khai Boon (No.60) and Woon Yew Thong (son)
- Angel Eyes
- Boon Meng
- Celine Goh (No. 83)
- Chng Joo Beng
- Derek Yzelman
- Fouzi Aziz and Darmin (Father)
- Joseph Alfred
- Joseph C
- Jude Francis
- Lei May Yew
- Lina (No. 160)
- Kai Boon
- Kai Ping
- P. G. Thomas (No. 162)
- Randall Parr
- Samuel G Panthradil
- Yoko Tae
- Michael Christian
- Vincent Anandraj (No. 67)
- Mr. and Mrs. Anandarajah (Mrs.Rajah) and Daughters Selvi, Kala and Vickna (No. 61)
- Joseph Loh
- Cyril Yzelman
- J. D. Wilfred
- Chan Sin Tiang
- Chan Chun Wah
- Lian Teow Kee
- Muhammad Yusoffs
- Ah Kow and Jimmy (Father), and Mui Mui (Sister)
- Pachik Shafie
- Ah Guan
- Joo Nam
- Jimmy Low Phoon Yeang
- PK Paul,
- Tham Quek Him
- Hiliary See
- Ong Kean Hong
- Yew Tong Chew
- Chee Ah Chye
- Beng, Joy, Rani (No. 80)
- Amir, Katong (No. 79)
- Gomez (No. 81)
- Lilian Su Kam Lin (May 1976 to 1978)
- Wong Toong Kiong (Senior Technician)
- Wang Ne Chi
- Lee Yuen Woon
1960 - Photos taken by Thampoo Panjacharam
L to R (top row): Sunny, Gary Koenitz, Sunny Leslie Cha Chai, Raveentheran carrying Subashini, Randall, Ah Guan
L to R: (bottom row): Eddie, Rangini, Alice, Maria, Rohini, Subramaniam, Alfred, Cindy
Posted by Vincent Anandraj (Jan. 2019)
I stumbled upon your wonderful website while I was researching for photos from my old home on Jurong Crescent.
My family lived in 67 Jurong Crescent.
We lived there from 1970 - 1984.
Those were the most wonderful years of my life. I was born in 1970.
My late father, Vincent Jothiraj, worked at the transmitting station (RTM then RTS then SBC).
I have now lived in the UK since 1991 and often reminisce about those good old days.
Would love to see more photos of Jurong Crescent if you had any. Remember the lady who used to come a couple of times a week selling fish. We would all gather in the shed right at the corner.
My parents were close to the Chan family. Mr Chan and his wife, Florence. They had two children Han Peng and Ee Ling. My brother and I were close to Han Peng who we used to call Ah Peng. My best friend was call Jefrey Gomez who lived with his family in the estate. His dad worked at the Transmission station too.
Posted by Chng Joo Beng (Jan. 2019)
Let me introduce myself. My name is Chng Joo Beng and I was one of your dad's colleagues at CRTS from 1966 to 1981.
I am thrilled to have chanced upon your Woon Family Portal and was blown away by the photos you've posted. Guys like Encik Shafie & Jimmy Low Phoon Yeang whom I know well.
Other families whom I can recollect living in those quarters are the Koenitz, PK Paul, Tham Quek Him and Hiliary See.
Posted by Phillips Donald Joseph (2020)
It sure bring back memories for me as I stayed with my Mum's Sister, the Parr family during the School holidays, not sure if U know them, My Uncle Albert Parr, worked in the station up in the hills, my Aunty Monica, worked in Robinson, Daughter Nina and Son Randall, a Gd Badminton Player, My Aunt kept a lot of Pigeons and Dogs, abt 5 of them, it was the first house as U turn in. I remember the house very well. Thanks for the memories.
Posted by Vickna Senthil Kumar Anandarajah (Sep. 2020)
Hi, my name is Vickna. My father was Mr Anandarajah and we used to stay in No. 61. We later moved to the engineers bungalow.My dad retired in 1985 but reemployed and we moved out in 1986 to the 7 mile area and after my dad's passing to CCK. I also went for my A levels at Jurong Institute which located in the 900 blks of Jurong West and I was lucky to see the station and bungalow still standing then in the 1989 - 1991, though sadly the terraces houses and the other quarters had sadly been torn down. I was just think about the past with closure of the remaining stretch of Old Jurong Road between 12 mile to Bukit Batok Road and I saw your site mention my dad and mum (both sadly deceased now) and my sisters. Your photos brought back so many memories for me. Thank you so much.
Posted by Lilian Su Kam Lin (Feb. 2022)
My name is Su Kam Lin, Lilian, a colleague of your dad for a very short while - May 1976 to 1978. I was a clerk working in the general office. I happened to meet a Singtel staff mentioned to me that CRTS is at the place where Jurong Point stands now.
When I tried to search for CRTS, I came across your family portal. Saw many nice past photos. Also saw comments of others including Chng.
I have a collection of a few photos.
- a few black and white photos of the station and the aerial field. These photos were taken by a colleague, Senior Technician, Mr Wong Toong Kiong, who was very interested in photography.
- another 2 colored photos which were taken by colleagues when I joined them at a steam boat in one Pasir Ris Telecoms staff bungalow. In the first photo, facing the photo is Wang Ne Chi and his daughter, next to me was Ang (i forgot his full name) and to the right is Lee Yuen Woon.
Posted by Muhammad Huzaiyed Bin Anwar (June 25, 2022)
Spending most of my childhood in this Mosque left a significant impact in my life.
Seeing many worshippers coming in to pray and attending religious classes, I felt that this place is blessed and ever so green.
I truly miss the kampung vibe of the Mosque most.
My late dad, Mr Anwar Ali supports most of the staff working in the Mosque and I felt that it was a great upbringing for me
My mum runs the kitchen in the Mosque for students to have food during their class break times and I recall food was always a great way to gather everyone and anyone!
P.s Because my mum is a great cook
Photos attached are for anyone who used to study or frequent the Majapahit Mosque and would like to get flashbacks of the tranquil environment of the Mosque
Click here for More photos of Jalan Majapahit Mosque
Seated: L to R: Koenitz, Yamin, Joseph Loh, ? , Cyril Yzelman, Anandarajah, Rommel, J D Wilfred.
Next row L to R: 4th from left: Chan Sin Tiang, Extreme Right: Chan Chun Wah
Last row: 2nd from Right: Lian Teow Kee
1959 Woon Khai Boon and Pachik Shafie
1959 Woon Khai Boon and Paul, with Jurong Radio Transmitting Station (JRTS) field behind
1959 Woon Khai Boon with Jurong Radio Transmitting Station (JRTS) behind
Photo contributed by Chng Joo Beng
Year - 2000: Mr.Tham's 60th Birthday
Seated Left to Right:
Seow Poe Kong, Koh Pia Cheng, Chng Joo Beng, Tham, Tan Chor Jiang, Chong Seng Choy, Lian Teow Kee
Standing Left to Right:
Chan Fan Kong and Pang Chun Fong
1981 CRTS Celebration at Jurong Club (Power House) at CRTS Building
1970 Aerial riggers Mr.Jumaat Tasuki and Mr.Misaban
1970 Woon Khai Boon with the younger Technicians at CRTS
1950 Staff Quarters - anyone can remember who stayed here?
1960 CRTS Staff Quarters
1960 Driveway leading to the gated CRTS Compound
1960 Gated entrance to CRTS with brick-colored Watchman Hut
1970 - Hilliary See teasing a colleague
1970 - Hilliary See tuning up a radio transmitter
2019 Chng Joo Beng with Woon Yew Thong
2019 Contribution from Fouzi Aziz
Back L to R: Yusof, Mamat, Ravi
Front L to R: Joe, Gary, Fouzi Aziz, Randall
1970's Yew Tong Chew, Chee Ah Chye, and Chandra at Master Control Room
1970's View of Jurong Singapore Telecom building at background
Chandra and Friend
1985 - Road leading to JRTS
1960 Rare views inside of Jurong Civil Radio Transmission Station
Entrance from main Jurong Road into Jurong Crescent Road, entering the staff quarters
1960 Apartment block for staff
1960 Telecom staff at "Restroom". Rumored that the staff slept on this table during their night shift !
Look at their specially wrapped dinner.
L to R: Wong Tuck Whye, Kan Kong Yue, Morier, Woon Khai Boon, Chan Sin Tiang
L to R: Cheng Poh Li (TBC), Tay Chia Heng, Woon Khai Boon, Wang Nee Chi
Photos of Jurong Crescent Road's homes and staff working in Singapore Telecoms
Need help: if you know the names of the people in photos above, let me know via woonyt at yahoo.com.sg
Feb. 2022 Latest Updates - Contributions from Lilian Su Kam Lin (CRTS: May 1976 to 1978)
1978 Photos of main CRTS building taken by Wong Toong Kiong
Standing Row - from Left to Right - Lee Jin Thong, Sandy Yzelman, Ng Meng Kwang, Lilian Su, Derrick de Souza
Seated Row - from Left to Right - First 2 persons forgotten, Sim Ngan Yeow, Cheong Kok Kong, late Lee Ah Lek (She was Cheong's wife, passed away in 1981). Behind the Cheong Couple (showing his fingers) was Nah Chuan Hwee
Lilian Su Kam Lin taken in Year 1979 and Year 2021
1979 Wang Ne Chi and his daughter having Steamboat at Telecoms Bungalow
1979 Lilian Su Kam Lin with Ang and Lee Yuen Woon
CRTS - Jurong Civil Radio Transmitting Station
JRTS - Jurong Radio Transmitting Station
SBC - Singapore Broadcasting Corporation
- Occupied an area of more than 5 acres
- It was situated at 14 M/s in Upper Jurong Road near where the Nanyang University Arch once stood
- JRTS housed the aerial field, the transmitting complex and quarters for the JRTS and Telecoms staff
- Both shared a common entrance
- Situated on one side was the Telecom Station, and on the opposite side was JRTS
- The transmitters were used during the Japanese Occupation in the 40s for the AM transmission
- Later it was used for AM/FM, Short / Medium waves transmission until it was closed down in the 1990s
- The whole compound was shared among the staff of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) and the staff of Telecom
- They joined the same "Jurong Club" within the premises, patronised the same canteen and shared certain living quarters
- The total combined population was about 200 over people