27 Feb '11, 9am

Portsdown memory lane...: SINGAPORE: It used to be where Singapore's military vehicles were produced but come Se...

Portsdown memory lane...: SINGAPORE: It used to be where Singapore's military vehicles were produced but come Se...

SINGAPORE: It used to be where Singapore's military vehicles were produced but come September, the building that houses defence company ST Kinetics at Portsdown Road will be demolished to make way for Singapore's new digital media hub - Mediapolis. Some of the buildings along Portsdown Road have been around since the colonial days. But together with other buildings that make up ST Kinetics, they will all soon just be a memory. For those with the company since it started in 1971, the site speaks volumes of how they toiled to ensure Singapore's defence. Mr Alex Teo, who's been with the company for 27 years, recalls one of the company's milestones. "When I joined the company in 1983 as a young engineer, I have been dreaming of the day we produce our own armoured fighting vehicles," Mr Teo said. "In those days, we were just doing maintenance, some upgrading and retrofitting --...

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