I discovered that its no longer a school but has become a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts and run by a Church organization.
ASH and I took a walk through the main gate and familiar yard. After all this time nothing much has changed. The big trees were still there !! The garden, the shade. Standing there , I could picture kids in the light blue shirt or blouse and their dark blue pants or pinafore. The beautiful field is still there with their deep green grass. I was so glad that they had preserved that and had not build condominiums or mansion.
The not-so-shady-but-still-standing tree and that beautiful field in the background.
We walked to what used to be the 'tuck-shop' ( a word rarely used now) or canteen ( the widely-used term now). There are long tables, a pool table and some settees. I gathered it is the recreational area for the inmates now. ( Oh by the way , they were kind enough to give us permission to walk about the place. )
There were few inmates there and they were friendly to us. I walked over to the square where the badminton courts were and still are. Stood there and remembered the daily assemblies, the badminton games and the gatherings before school started.
No ! I wasn't praying. I was actually taking photograph.
Went to the stairs case and the wood were still the original. Yes indeed, they don't make them like they used to anymore. I hope and pray that this building will remain and be a heritage treasure for future generation.
The canteen and now their recreation area.
From the gate.
The court yard . Its still a badminton court .
From the ground level to show its grandeur !
LONG LIVE PASIR PANJANG ENGLISH PRIMARY SCHOOL !
(Whatever it is now, it will always be PPEPS to me ! and I thank the management for keeping it in its present pristine condition !)