Sunday, 30 March 2014

Old wells II: Where generations have trod...

The last well in Chinatown, at Ann Siang Hill. 
    A LINE by the 19th Century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins came to mind -- "Generations have trod, have trod, have trod..." -- when I saw this old well preserved as part of the heritage trail at Ann Siang Park. Certainly, this well had witnessed the toil of generations in Chinatown -- where bullock carts -- and people  "have trod" to bring down water from the hill.

   Yes, our forefathers have worked very hard. 

The well can be found along this trail, along the backlane of Amoy Street. 

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