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Samuel was about six years old when his family moved to live in a HDB flat in Bukit Merah. At the time, the flats were among the first high-rises to be built with latest technology. As such, the blocks in his neighbourhood stood tall and prominent in an area largely undeveloped. Read on as he describes growing up in Bukit Merah.  In those days, TV was a rare luxury. I recall that only about 1 in every 100 households had one. Photo credit: Samuel Tham As the legend about how Bukit Merah got its name goes, the soil was truly predominantly red.…