Go to the corner of Greenridge Crescent and Eng Kong Place at 1000 hrs and look for a red remnant of the past; admire its setting and take a photo.
I discovered this when I was younger while exploring my estate. I remember thinking of this space when I wanted to escape various things I was dealing with in my life. A chance encounter within a tranquil environment allowed me a strange kind of respite.
This traditional British red telephone box is a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, but it is an unusual sight here in Singapore, especially hidden amidst a generally quiet, peaceful estate in Upper Bukit Timah. Though the kiosk was apparently present in former British colonies, whether or not this particular one dates back to Singapore’s colonial period is unclear. Here at the junction of two roads—one with a distinctly English name, and the other a romanised Chinese dialect—it can also be a way to consider our history. The participant is encouraged to take some time to explore the surrounding neighbourhood.