Instameet: A (photo)walk back in time at Dakota Crescent

One bright sunny weekend, a bunch of 10 photography-loving locals armed with smartphones and the Instagram app met for a walkabout around one of Singapore’s older yet charmingly quaint neighbourhoods, Dakota Crescent.

What they saw draws us back to the warmth of Singapore’s nostalgic old-world charm. In a fast-paced bustling city of modern skyscrapers, these 18 photos are strangely therapeutic.

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One of the many housing blocks at Dakota Crescent



Instameet: Exposed bricks, a rare sight in the newer housing establishments

Exposed bricks, a rare sight in the newer housing establishments



Instameet: Children should play!



Instameet: Retro playgrounds of the 90s

Retro playground of the 90s



Beyond the whitewashed walls where life was full of colour!

Full of colour beyond the whitewashed walls!



Instameet: Lifts of old, like a time machine taking us back in time

Lifts of old, like a time machine taking us back in time



Instameet: Where lift buttons taught patience and graciousness

Where lift buttons taught patience and graciousness



Instameet: Order and symmetry

Order and symmetry



Instameet: Geometrical shadows


Instameet: On the ground


Instameet: Behind closed doors

Behind closed doors



Instameet: Remnants of…

Remnants of…



Instameet: Freedom

Freedom



Instameet: Why, hello there

Why, hello there



Instameet: The feline stare

The feline stare



Instameet: Resident cats a common sight

Resident cats a common sight



Instameet: Resident in observation

Life goes on



Instameet: Nostalgia kicks in at one of Singapore's remaining sandy playgrounds

Nostalgia kicks in at The Dove Playground



Dakota Crescent remains to be a place that reminds us of Singapore’s early beginnings in building community amongst all races through housing developments, and our harmonious society is a wonderful testament to that.

Follow Instameet on Peatix to be in the know of their next photowalk and join them in capturing timeless photos whilst exploring local neighbourhoods!

Image credit: Ethel Ong



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Claire Ding

Claire Ding is the Community Manager at ticketing platform Peatix in Singapore. She runs a community event for organisers, Backstage Pass , where organisers connect with others and learn tips on event management. Quite the thrill-seeker, Claire’s gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and enjoys anything that puts her on edge (quite literally), it’s no wonder she’s in the business of events with never a dull moment!