Nestled in the junction of Siglap Road and East Coast Road, four HDB flats stood amongst its well-heeled neighbours in Siglap for the past 51 years.
But the blocks won't live to see their 52nd birthday.
In the name of progress and upgrading, these blocks, which also serve as a form of physical connection to Singapore's humble past, will be gone. According to The Straits Times article on May 17, 2013, the four blocks will be demolished under HDB's Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme. Residents will be offered units at Chai Chee.
And for posterity, iRememberSG shot a video chronicling the story of these five-storey blocks, built after a fire on Chinese New Year's Day in 1962 that burnt attap huts to the ground, the bonds and friendships forged and the pain of losing something these residents hold dear for the past 51 years.
Posted by irememberSG on Sunday, 15 November 2015
Top photo from video