Category Archives: Our Physical Heritage

Singapore has many more secrets then one could ever find, sometimes i hop on my bicycle and try to find the more remote places out.

Golden Mile Tower

There is perhaps but one word to describe the Golden Mile Tower, Brutal. Not so much in the vein of an impossibly tough life, but rather a design concept based on the Brutalist Architecture movement, adapted from the French word

Golden Mile Tower

There is perhaps but one word to describe the Golden Mile Tower, Brutal. Not so much in the vein of an impossibly tough life, but rather a design concept based on the Brutalist Architecture movement, adapted from the French word

Hong Lim Apartments

Nestled in between the multi-coloured shophouses along Upper Cross Street and the towering Park Royal @ Pickering on another, the relatively muted white and blue façade (recently painted green) of Hong Lim Complex & Apartments is an eclectic mix of

Hong Lim Apartments

Nestled in between the multi-coloured shophouses along Upper Cross Street and the towering Park Royal @ Pickering on another, the relatively muted white and blue façade (recently painted green) of Hong Lim Complex & Apartments is an eclectic mix of

Old Singapore Badminton Hall

Located at 100 Guillemard Road, the Old Singapore Badminton Hall is exactly what you imagined it to be, a large-open space with sloping a zinc roof, concrete grandstands with fainted seat numbers, and of course the identifiable markings of multiple

Old Singapore Badminton Hall

Located at 100 Guillemard Road, the Old Singapore Badminton Hall is exactly what you imagined it to be, a large-open space with sloping a zinc roof, concrete grandstands with fainted seat numbers, and of course the identifiable markings of multiple

Kampong Silat Estate

Nestled along Silat Avenue sits the five remaining four-storey blocks of the former Kampong Silat Estate. Vacated since 2012 as part of the SERS project, its inconspicuous appearance hides an interesting architectural and social history. Built between 1948 -1952 by

Kampong Silat Estate

Nestled along Silat Avenue sits the five remaining four-storey blocks of the former Kampong Silat Estate. Vacated since 2012 as part of the SERS project, its inconspicuous appearance hides an interesting architectural and social history. Built between 1948 -1952 by

Katong Shopping Centre

With its vintage IKEA like tones of blue and yellow, Katong Shopping Centre sits stoically on the edge of East Coast Road. Like the many businesses along Katong and Joo Chiat, it has had to keep up with the times,

Katong Shopping Centre

With its vintage IKEA like tones of blue and yellow, Katong Shopping Centre sits stoically on the edge of East Coast Road. Like the many businesses along Katong and Joo Chiat, it has had to keep up with the times,

Jurong Railway Line

Since its closure in 2011, the KTM Railway tracks has attracted many visitors, marathon runs and more importantly the promotion of The Green Corridor. Yet a short distance away from the main station at Bukit Timah lies a hidden extension

Jurong Railway Line

Since its closure in 2011, the KTM Railway tracks has attracted many visitors, marathon runs and more importantly the promotion of The Green Corridor. Yet a short distance away from the main station at Bukit Timah lies a hidden extension

Geylang in the morning

Through the infamous lorongs, past the brothels and into a gastronomic haven all at once, Geylang by night undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the ‘Sin City’ of Singapore. Yet for all the clamour of the red-light district, a

Geylang in the morning

Through the infamous lorongs, past the brothels and into a gastronomic haven all at once, Geylang by night undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the ‘Sin City’ of Singapore. Yet for all the clamour of the red-light district, a

Pek Sin Choon – Behind the oldest tea merchant in Singapore

For fourth-generation owner Kenry Peh, keeping the business of Pek Sin Choon (白新春) going is more than just packaging it for profits. Over what else but numerous blends of his trademark tea, Kenry shares not so much a philosophy, but

Pek Sin Choon – Behind the oldest tea merchant in Singapore

For fourth-generation owner Kenry Peh, keeping the business of Pek Sin Choon (白新春) going is more than just packaging it for profits. Over what else but numerous blends of his trademark tea, Kenry shares not so much a philosophy, but

A walk along Mosque Street

For most of us, the Chinatown we know today is often perceived as either a congested tourist trap or an enclave where members of our pioneer generation gather to stay in touch with familiar foods and faces. Yet take a

A walk along Mosque Street

For most of us, the Chinatown we know today is often perceived as either a congested tourist trap or an enclave where members of our pioneer generation gather to stay in touch with familiar foods and faces. Yet take a

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

Everton Park

Not to be confused with the footballing club of the same name, Everton Park is one of Singapore’s earliest HDB neighbourhoods that over the past couple of years, has seen a steady increase in new found cafes, boutiques and bistros

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps