This page is dedicated for all alumni whom may be interested in the brief history of flora in Hwa Chong. Are you able to guess which years were these photos taken?
Clock Tower Palms In the background, multiple palms were planted right in front of the clock tower, where the Ixoras are grown today. One interesting fact to note is that the entirety of the Hwa Chong campus used to be the Chinese high school only, meaning that only the buildings along Tan Kah Kee drive were in the school campus initially. Buildings behind them, such as the Block C classrooms in high school or the SRC, were built much later.
Old High School Block D The empty patch in front of High School Block D used to be full of dense, untrimmed grass. Now, there are many more trees and even a consortium garden in the same area
Saga Tree with Bell The bell used to be hung on the Saga tree outside High School's Block A classrooms, which is now the location of the Kuo Chuan House.
Former Area of Cheng Yi The area that is now 诚毅楼 used to accommodate several outdoor courts where students played sports.
High School Gate 3 The iconic school gate at the High School Section has since been refurbished and given a fresh new look to accommodate a wider road, but the words bearing the former name of the High School Section, "The Chinese High School", have been preserved. The current swimming pool, cultural centre and carpark in High School used to be covered with dense forest – nothing like the modern buildings we see today.
Road leading to Clock Tower The road leading towards the Clock Tower did not have Eugenias or Mahoganies in the past, and was much narrower!
High School EP3 Shed The EP3 Shed at the High School section used to be the school canteen a long time ago. Since then, the front of the former canteen has been transformed into a street soccer court. Rubber trees also used to grow at the back of the EP3 Shed
College Block B Palm trees used to grow in front of what was once 虎豹楼 (Hu Bao Lou). The two stories of Hu Bao Lou were designated for two very different purposes. Initially, the second floor was the teacher hostel while the first floor was used for teaching art and music. Subsequently, music and art lessons were moved upstairs and the first floor was allotted to numerous table tennis tables. Finally, in the early 1990s, Hu Bao Lou was demolished to make way for the current science block.
Old Physical Education (PE) Block The Chinese High School PE block used to be in front of the outdoor courts. It has since been demolished and the College Mother Tongue Department and Lecture Theatres now stand in its place.
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