|The old banyan tree that is the only tree in a fenced compound next to the Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church (no. 77 Prinsep Street). Perhaps the place should be called One Tree Field (like One Tree Hill near Grange Road). Pic taken 4 Jan 2015.|
I wish I can ascertain that this is the same tree which helped to provide support and shade for the communal kitchen of the villagers at a kampung (no longer around) off Bencoolen Street? Below is the picture of that tree, taken in 1982. I am also not sure whether the present compound is actually the cleared space of part of the old kampung? But the tree is probably within the vicinity of the kampung.I blogged about earlier. If it is the same tree, I would hazard a guess that it is at least 100 years old -- or more.