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  • Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

    Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

    Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre is Singapore’s main wholesale market and distribution point for imported fruits and vegetables. Over 40 percent of Singapore’s fruit and vegetable imports pass through the centre, with the remaining 60 percent of produce being sold by independent retailers and other importers who have their own premises.

    Category
    Community, Food
  • Kampong Glam Community Club

    Kampong Glam Community Club

    The Kampong Glam Community Club was first established in 1960 at Beach Road. It was relocated to Victoria Street in 1972, and moved back to a different site on Beach Road in 1998. Kampong Glam Community Club is home to a prominent Northern-style Lion Dance troupe and also frequently organises interfaith events.

    Category
    Community
  • 449 Yio Chu Kang Road (Former Pei Hwa Public School)

    449 Yio Chu Kang Road

    From 10 students to over 1,000  Pei Hwa Public School was a small village school that grew to become one of the largest village schools in Singapore by 1976. Today, the former school’s premises are leased out for education uses.

    Category
    Educational, Community
  • Lim Ah Pin Road Post Office

    Lim Ah Pin Road Post Office

    Standing out in a sea of modernistic private estates, this humble post office branch has served residents of the neighbourhood since 1968. Its iconic box-like industrial architecture stripped of ornamentation is favoured during the 1960s.

    Category
    Community
  • Rex Cinemas

    Rex Cinemas

    Opened in 1946, the Rex Cinemas was once one of Singapore’s most popular entertainment haunts, which attracted large crowds from all walks of life. Though a decline in business forced the Rex to close in 1983, it has served various functions at different points in time, namely a performance house for singers, an ice-skating rink, a church, a disco and a specialty cinema that screened only Hindi and Tamil movies.

    Category
    Lifestyle, Community
  • Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation Centre

    Created as an umbrella organisation for Women’s associations/groups in Singapore, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations headquarters actively inform, advocate and educate, working towards advancing women’s status.

    Category
    Community
  • 34 Pagoda Street

    34 Pagoda Street

    The attractive red-shuttered shophouse unit at 34 Pagoda Street once reeked of opium smoke day in and day out, as addicts from all walks of life gathered here and frittered their lives away on the addictive drug.

    Category
    Community
  • Macpherson Road Post Office

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    One of many similar community-based post offices all over Singapore, the Macpherson Road Post Office was opened by Aljunied assemblyman Mr. S. V. Lingam in 1963. In 1977, the site was victim to an armed robbery, in which over $10,000 was taken.

    Category
    Community
  • 74 Serangoon Road

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    Set in the midst of the Indian Community, this shophouse was home to various retail businesses throughout its history. Today, it stands as Thai Thong Pawnshop.

    Category
    Community
  • Former Brunei Hostel

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    Located at the end of Tanglin Road, the Brunei hostel was constructed by the Brunei government in the mid-1950s to provide accommodation for Brunei students studying in Singapore. The hostel opened in 1958 and was known as Asrama Kerajaan Brunei di Singapura (AKBS) or Tanglin (Hill) Brunei Hostel amongst locals.

    Category
    Community
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