Jalan Pemancha 1960s


I was going to continue my series on old Brunei money but yesterday the postman delivered a few surprises. It was a bunch of postcards which I bought a couple of weeks earlier of Brunei in the 1960s and 1970s.

This particular one is a little bit unrecognisable to our young Bruneians. This is Jalan Pemancha in the 1960s. It was not until the 1970s that this sight began changing. The building on the extreme left now housed the Coffee something bean shop and that building has converted from a two storey shophouse to a five storey building.

That colourful building in the middle or the one with the colourful wall design is the Boon Pang cinema. This is the second cinema built on that spot. The earlier one was built slightly further to the right. Of course that cinema is now gone and on it is now the current BIBD building.

Comments

Boon-Huat said…
Think the name of the shop is Limbang Trading and owned by one of the Chinese politician from Limbang.
I remember we used to take the shade under the tree watching procession at the field. I remember vividly the notice board as well.

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