This is taken from one of the books under my staircase. http://anaksihamid.blogspot.com/2011/04/raking-cupboard-under-stairs.html
Rich Cargoes of Tropical Fruits on their way to the Malay Market
The more insignificant of the trading craft are employed for this purpose, and on market days a perfect fleet of small vessels may be seen plying up the river bound for some convenient centre where they may discharge their ripe cargoes. The craft used are chiefly dug-outs, or light fishing boats - things so small and crazy that only an amphibious creature like the Malay would trust himself in them.
And this is from Look and Read which catered for schoolchildren in the urban areas during the colonial days.
The art and act of sailing are now a rich man's game, played at opulent Marinas and Yacht Clubs located at selective sites. The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) has a state-of-the -art marina with 168 wet berths including a 140 metre long mega yacht berth and 135 dry berths. Care to know more?http://www.rsyc.org.sg/
And where is it? It's located at West Coast Ferry Road, on reclaimed land directly opposite 6 1/2 milestone Pasir Panjang Road. My kampung was at 5 1/2 milestone.
Not too long ago, Singapore would celebrate this.
It's now classified as a lost 'maritime culture'. Read http://web.akitektenggara.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=297:reconnecting-to-lost-maritime-cultures-revive-interest-in-jong-racing-in-singapore&catid=40:articles&Itemid=56
Aaahh... but I digress. Good night.