More Than Meets the Eye
Faces of Tampines
Tampines Town Council’s 2018 Photo Contest
Every now and then, a good heart-warming story is all you need to get you going; and last year, we wanted to give residents just that by celebrating our heroes without capes!
Tampines Town Council’s annual photo contest returned in August 2018 with a challenging theme “Faces of Tampines”, which encouraged participants to go beyond the surface. Participants had to feature inspiring individuals that have made a difference to their lives or others’.
Hundreds of photographs, accompanied by tales of gratitude and contentment, filled our inbox – way to go, Tampines! – giving our judges, Mr Alex Siew, Mr Ben Lau and Mr Noor Azhar Mohamed, a pretty tough challenge in return to shortlist the best few.
Congratulations to all the winning shots! Photos from the contest have been published in Tampines Town Council’s Desktop Calendar 2019: Singapore Bicentennial Edition
The small shop, Scissorplus Barber, located at 139 Tampines Street 11, may look like your typical barbershop at first glance, but to me it is a place of memories. It was the first place I had my haircut at, and in my childhood, it became one of the most memorable places for me. The barbershop’s uniqueness can also be found in the large collection of vintage Coca-Cola bottles carefully displayed within that small space. Moreover, it is one of the first few barbershops of Tampines! Opened in 1983, and still entirely unchanged till this day. Truly a gem of Tampines!
AHMAD ISKANDAR BIN ABDULLAH
Mohd Zakaria from Bangladesh who has worked here 7 days a week for 2 years, giving an enthusiastic thumbs-up indicating he is happy to be working on a Sunday. On this day when most people would be spending time in bed, he is out and about working with tireless vigour – all in an effort to ensure that Tampines Green lives up to her name. We thank you, Mr. Mohd Zak!
It is a bustling Sunday morning at Tampines N8. Mr Mohd Ali is up bright and early. He is busy going around cleaning the neighbourhood. Hardworking Mr Mohd Ali hails from Bangladesh. Kudos to our foreign workers for their hard work every day in helping to keep our Tampines home clean and liveable!