Red Lanterns at Bukit Pasoh
Pasoh means jars. There were used to store rice and water at homes (source wikipedia). In the 19th century, people got their pots from kilns located in places like Telok Blangah and Bukit Merah. If I am not wrong, Blangah (or Blanga) means cooking pot made of clay, usually used by Southern Indians, who migrated to Singapore in the early years of Singapore. I live in Telok Blangah but the kilns that made these pots were no longer there. When I was a teen, I grew up near Bukit Pasoh and there were many shophouses there that were used as stores houses. Now they are either boutique hotels or offices. The facades are preserved but their functions changed. Just recently a row of shophouses were torn down and an ugly hotel now stood where the shophouses were, even blocking the road that leads to Bukit Pasoh from New Bridge Road. There used to be a traditional coffeeshop too but now its gone. Our memories gone with it.