60 Years of Community Centres

Community centres are commonly found in the West, especially the United States and the United Kingdom. Largely catering for the needs of the grassroots, some of their oldest community centres were built in the early 20th century. After the Second World War, the British brought the concept of community centres to its oversea colonies such as Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

kim seng community centre

Today, community centres, or CC in short, together with HDB flats and hawker centres, have become representative features of Singapore heartland. In its sixty years of history, the local community centres have evolved from simple zinc-and-wood buildings to sophisticated clubs furnished with different types of modern facilities.

The Early Community Centres (1950s)

When the British returned to Singapore after the war, they wanted to foster the community development in order to dampen the anti-colonial sentiments. The idea of community centres was mooted in the late 1940s, and the task was given to the Department of Social Welfare, which under the instruction of the Colonial Office, started building community centres in the early 1950s.

The first community centres in Singapore were the Serangoon Community Centre and Siglap Community Centre, both officially opened in May 1953. A couple of community centres, such as the Balestier Community Centre, Rochore Community Centre and Alexandra Community Centre, were built as early as 1951, but were only officially opened a few years later, thus losing the honour of being Singapore’s first community centre.

tiong bahru community centre 1951

Tiong Bahru Community Centre was unofficially Singapore’s earliest community centre, with its history traced all the way back to 1948. Started as a suburb communal hall, the Tiong Bahru Community Centre’s initial objective was to provide social amenities for the residents of Tiong Bahru. Basketball court, football field and badminton courts were built, while night classes, open-air cinema and even barber service were offered at cheap rates.

By 1951, 13,000 residents at Tiong Bahru district had signed up as members of the community centre to enjoy its facilities. It later became so self-sufficient that it could assist residents’ in funeral works, provide ambulance and civil defence training, and, at one stage, even planned to recruit volunteer police to ensure the security of Tiong Bahru.

The community centre, however, became mismanaged a few years later. In 1956, it was forced to shut down after it became a notorious gambling venue for the residents. The management of the centre was handed over to the Department of Social Welfare, and later to the People’s Association. After a thorough revamp, the community centre was reopened in 1960.

construction of a typical community centre in early 1960s

Most of the early community centres were relatively small and simple structures which cost around tens of thousands of dollars in their construction. The larger ones, such as the Bukit Panjang Community Centre and Buona Vista Community Centre built in 1955 and 1956 respectively, cost about $150,000 each.

tanjong pagar community centre 1965

Built at a cost of $160,000, the Bukit Timah Community Centre, equipped with basketball court, football field, badminton halls, classrooms and a science room, was dubbed as Singapore’s best community centre when it was opened in 1959.

The Roles of Community Centres

When the People’s Action Party (PAP) won the election in 1959 to form the full internal self-government of Singapore, the community centres started to take on many other roles.

gym and billiard in a community centre 1960sIts function as a to-and-fro channel remained; to disseminate information and policies, as well as gather feedback from the grassroots. In addition, social unity, multi-racial harmony and national identity were promoted through nation-building activities at the community centres. Residents mingled with each others. Youths were encouraged to compete through sports and games, so as to reduce the chances of them getting involved with drugs and gangsterism. Pro-communist ideas were also contained as they were kept out of reach to the ordinary folks.

The People’s Association (PA) was established in 1960, taking over the management of community centres from the Department of Social Welfare. Top civil servants and political leaders formed the board that managed PA, whereas grassroots leaders were appointed as members of the Community Centre Management Committee (CCMC), in order to engage with the residents in a more efficient way.

The Rise of Community Centres (1960s)

The 1960s of Singapore represented an eventful decade that was plagued by social instability, protests and riots. It was also glorious moment in history of community centres as more than a hundred of them sprung up like mushrooms in many parts of Singapore.

As many as 60 community centres were established in 1961 alone. Community centres became places to hold celebratory events, such as the Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, National Day (after 1965) and send-off dinners for the early batches of National Servicemen (after 1967). Other common activities included children camps and exhibitions of national campaigns. Inter-community centre games were such as basketball, sepak takraw, and even boxing, became extremely popular.

basketball tournament at community centre 1960s

There were issues, though, faced by the community centres in the early 1960s. Secret society members often infiltrated the centres, while pro-communist groups tried their means to enter the organisation and management committees. The communist supporters even gathered and camped at the entrance of the PA’s headquarters, forcing the PA to shift its operations temporarily to the Department of Social Welfare at Havelock Road.

outram park community centre 1960sChinese-educated grassroots leaders, consisting of businessmen, teachers and even shopkeepers and hawkers, were the key to the struggle against the pro-communist elements. Many contributed effortlessly in time and money in the building of the community centres and the cohesiveness and harmony of the different communities.

In order to ease the demands at the National Library at Stamford Road, the National Library Board kicked off the mobile library services at the rural schools in 1960. By 1964, it was extended to the community centres, with Tanjong Pagar, West Coast, Nee Soon and Bukit Panjang Community Centre among the first to provide such services.

In 1966, a gift of $10,000 grant from the New Zealand government helped the library to purchase more than 20,000 books which were then offered for loan at the mobile library services established at six more community centres (Chong Pang, Changi, Kaki Bukit, Kampong Tengah, Bukit Timah and Paya Lebar). Over the next 30 years, many more community centres were chosen to provide the services.

mobile library service at kaki bukit community centre 1967

(Perpustakaan Negara Perkhidmatan Berkereta refers to Mobile National Library Services in Malay)

By 1991, with more public libraries built in the new towns, mobile library services gradually lost their popularity and were eventually stopped for good. Nevertheless, the services were a big success. It had provided many kampong dwellers, especially the kids, the chance and joy of reading.

In February 1963, the first television broadcast, aired by Television Singapura, was held at the Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall. Many witnessed the historical milestone in more than fifty community centres elsewhere in Singapore that were supplied with television sets, another novelty service offered by the centres.

Two years later, thousands of Singaporeans, cramped in front of the television sets at the community centres, captured the defining moment of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaking in tears upon the announcement of the separation of Malaysia and Singapore.

national servicemen send-off party near kaki bukit community centre 1968

Between 1966 and 1967, the leading politicians gave dozens of speeches at the community centres to disseminate the idea of compulsory military conscription to the public. Becoming the citizens of a newly independent nation with unknown future, many Singaporeans were feeling a sense of insecurity. The importance of National Service (NS) and the sense of national pride and loyalty were thus emphasized to the people, that Singapore would be able to survive and defend itself.

Send-off dinners and ceremonies of the early batches of National Servicemen were mostly held at the community centres.

opening of jalan tenteram community centre 1963

Community centres also played an instrumental role during the racial riots in 1964. They provided secure venues where different community leaders came together to discuss plans in defusing the rising racial tensions.

The Kampong Community Centres

In 1959, the self-government of Singapore decided to extend community centres to the rural areas of Singapore. Kenneth Michael Byrne, the former Minister for Labour and Law, suggested nine venues to be given top priority for the construction of community centres.

In addition to relatively urbanised Minto Road and Joo Chiat, Nee Soon Village, Thong Hoe Village, Sembawang, Tuas Village, Kampong Tengah, Jalan Kayu, Kampong Bugis, and later Lan Sam Village (13th milestone, Lim Chu Kang Road) and the new Malay Settlement, were some of the earliest kampongs in Singapore to receive their community centres.

opening of tuas community centre 1960

Located at 18th milestone Jurong Road (near junction of AYE and PIE/Tuas Road today), Tuas Community Centre was the westernmost community centre in Singapore in the sixties. When it was first opened, more than 700 villagers, most of them Chinese and Malay fishermen and their families, visited the community centre daily. Civil courses on the improvement methods of fishing and farming were held by the centre for the villagers, while their children joined in the fun with basketball, table tennis and carom.

lorong ah soo village community centre 1960s

The community centres at the rural places were mostly simple single-storey zinc-and-wood buildings that cost less than S$10,000 each. Despite their simplicity, they were powered by electricity and water supply. In some cases, the local residents gathered together to build their own community centres, one of which was the Yio Chu Kang Community Centre, being set up in 1956.

mandai village community centre 1987

A typical kampong community centre usually carried a large black plaque, sometimes white, that listed the community centre’s name in four main languages of Singapore. A flag pole with the Singapore flag would be standing in front of the building. Those larger kampong community centre would have a basketball court or a sepak takraw court, or an outdoor television set mounted on a tall frame. By night fall, the benches were filled up quickly by eager residents from the nearby kampongs to watch their favourite TV programs.

residents watching tv at community centre 1980s

By the late eighties, most of the rural community centres were demolished together with the kampongs. Many of them, with their unique and colourful names such as Malay Farm, Boh Sua Tian, Hun Yeang Village, Jin Ai Village, Ong Lye Sua (黄梨山), Tua Pek Kong Kow (大伯公口), Khe Bong Village, Lam Tong Village, Kampong Jagor, Kampong Chu Ban San, Kampong Heap Guan San and Plantation Avenue Village (see “List of Community Centres” below), had vanished in the rapid progress of Singapore.

plantation avenue village community centre 1980

Reaching Out to the Islanders

pulau semakau community centre 1969As the government started mass building community centres in the sixties, the residents living on the outlying islands of Singapore were not forgotten. On each island with sizable populations, there was a community centre built. By the late sixties, the community centres at Pulau Semakau, Pulau Bukom Kechil, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Samulun, Pulau Seking, Pulau Seraya and Pulau Ubin were up and running.

In 1960, a community centre was also planned for the detainees at Pulau Senang. Intended for penal experiment, the prisoners on the island were not restricted in their freedoms. Soon, the number of prisoners detained on Pulau Senang grew to more than 300. A large-scaled riot broke out in 1963, resulting in the death of a superintendent and two police officers. The offshore prison was eventually shut down, and the plan of Pulau Senang Community Centre was cancelled.

group photo of residents at pulau tekong community centre 1970s

Pulau Ubin Community Centre started as a small simple community hall in 1961. It was built by the residents of the island, and was converted into a community centre five years later. It occupied a vast area of 1,900 square metres, including a basketball court, the only basketball court on the island, that sometimes functioned as a temporary open-air cinema for the residents.

Throughout its existence, Pulau Ubin Community Centre had witnessed the rise and decline of the island. When the granite quarries were operating at its peak during the seventies, there were several thousands residents and workers living on Pulau Ubin. By the nineties, the island’s population had decreased to only a few hundreds; majority of them elderly folks who had lived on the island for decades.

pulau ubin community centre 1986

The community centre was given a renovation in 1993 to replace its wooden-planked walls with brick and concrete. The roof was also upgraded from zinc to tiles. Until its closure in 2003, Pulau Ubin Community Centre was the oldest community centre in Singapore, and was the only remaining community centre found in the outlying islands. Its premises is being utilised as a Volunteer Hub today.

pulau ubin community centre 1992

Most of the Southern Islands’ villagers were resettled on mainland Singapore by the late eighties. Likewise, rapid development of new housing estates such as Pasir Ris, Simei and Tampines at the Changi district in the eighties and nineties provided alternative resettlement plans for the residents of Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong. Affected by the militarisation of the island, the last batch residents of Pulau Tekong was relocated by the early nineties.

New Generation Community Centres (1970s to 1980s)

For twenty years after independence, Singapore had enjoyed rapid economic growth. It was not until 1985 before Singapore experienced its first economic recession. The two decades of progress had seen many kampongs made way for satellite towns and new housing estates. Thousands of zinc-and-wood houses were demolished, replaced by rows of new public flats.

kampong cantek lama community centre 1970

Likewise, changes were also made to the community centres. By the mid-seventies, the models of single wooden structures for community centres were discontinued. Larger double- or three-storey concrete buildings were built and fitted with modern amenities such as air-condition, general purpose rooms and better sports facilities. New modern courses and classes were also offered to the residents, such as tai chi, fencing, interior decoration, canoeing, yoga, cooking and flower arrangement.

chai chee consumers' club 1973

During the seventies and eighties, it was not unusual to have donation drives or building funds, in order to raise funds from the members of the public to build community centres.

The rapid economic growth in the seventies also brought years of inflation to Singapore. Consumer clubs were thus set up in areas such as Chinatown and Chai Chee, in order to help residents to fight inflation by providing basic necessities at low cost.

hock choon village community centre 1974

tampines community centre 1975

Moving into the eighties, more emphasis were placed on the designs and facilities of the new generation community centres. Architects and designers were tasked to make the buildings more aesthetically pleasant, and well-equipped gyms, studios, computer labs and function rooms were added.

bukit merah community centre 1979

construction of kampong chai chee community centre 1980

Each constituency in Singapore was also “assigned” with a key community centre. This was different from the fifties and sixties, where there were hundreds of small community centres stationed in different kampongs. The larger new towns, though, had more than one community centre.

yio chu kang community centre foundation stone laying ceremony mid-1980s

yio chu kang community centre 1986

Ang Mo Kio, for example, currently has five community centres (Ang Mo Kio, Teck Ghee, Kebun Baru, Yio Chu Kang and Cheng San) in its six districts. Other earlier centres such as Ang Mo Kio Bo Wen, Chong Boon, Jalan Kayu, Jalan Kayu South and Kampong Cheng San had all ceased to exist.

There are also five modern community centres at Tampines, namely Tampines Central, Tampines Changkat, Tampines East, Tampines North and Tampines West. The old rural Tampines before the eighties had as many as seven community centres, including Tampines Community Centre (along Tampines Avenue), Hun Yeang Village Community Centre and Teck Hock Community Centre.

table tennis at community centre 1980s

taekwondo at community centre 1980s

Excursions to places of interest and oversea trips were common activities organised by community centres especially in the eighties when Singapore’s standard of living improved by leaps and bounds, benefited by years of economic expansion.

Trips to Singapore Zoological Gardens, Van Kleef Aquarium, Haw Par Villa, Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Sisters’ Islands, St. John Island, Genting Highland, Desaru, Tioman and Batam were often met with overwhelming responses and high participation rates from the residents.

cooking class at community centre 1980s

Upgrading to Community Clubs (1990s to Present)

Since 1990, many community centres were renamed as community clubs. Signifying a status upgrade, many modern community centres began to function more like recreational and leisure clubs with facilities such as swimming pools, libraries, café and restaurants. The upgrading, however, was not applied to all. Many remained as community centres. A few, like the Aljunied Community Centre along Lorong Ah Soo and Bukit Gombak Community Centre at Bukit Batok West, still have their offices located at the void decks of public flats.

aljunied community centre

Community bonding and social harmony, however, still remained as the top objectives for community centres and clubs.

Community Centres… A Political Tool?

Even though their importance may look less significant today, the fact that community centres have played a crucial role in assisting PAP’s status as the dominant ruling party of Singapore for more than five decades is undeniable. Together with other grassroots organisations like the Residents’ Committees (RCs), they easily reach out to the low- and middle-class of the Singapore population.

When it comes to politics, the roles of community centres become complicated. Their primary objective is to serve the community of Singapore, yet their management by PA ensures PAP gets the advantage. The opposition parties have difficulties in their participation in PAP-controlled wards, while in their own constituencies, the community centres are run by grassroots advisers from PAP.

3-million nee soon community centre completed in 1988

Despite the flaws, the community centres aim to continue doing their part in reducing the disparity between the rich and poor. In his book, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew highlighted the importance of such social outlets in the midst of Singapore’s growth and progress. It ensures that the ordinary and poor have equal chance of using facilities provided by the community centres. While the rich have their exclusive private clubs, no Singaporeans should be denied a place to play sports, use computers or read books.

After six decades of existence, how will the community centres evolve in the future?

Community Centres A to Z

Below is the list of community centres, in alphabetical order, of the past and present. The names in red refer to the community centres that are functioning today, while those in green refer to the community centres once found on the outlying islands of Singapore.

ama keng village community centre 1960s

ang mo kio community centre 1983

changi community centre 1984

List of Community Centres in Singapore (Then and Now)

Name

Location

Opening Year

Notes

Ace The Place Community Centre

Woodlands Drive 16

2008

First community centre in Singapore not to be named after its location. ACE stands for Admiralty Community’s Experience

Admiral Garden Community Centre

Woodlands Ring Road

2001

Alexandra Community Centre

Prince Philip Avenue
(later Queensway Circus)

1953

Moved to its new $750,000 building at the junction of Commonwealth Avenue and Queensway Circus in 1979.
Was Singapore’s second costliest community centre in the 1970s after Havelock Community Centre. Renamed as Queenstown Community Centre in the mid-2000s

Alexandra Terrace Community Centre

Pasir Panjang

early 1960s

Visited by Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman in 1964

Aljunied Community Centre

Block 110 Hougang Avenue 1

1984

One of the few community centres in Singapore to be still located at the void deck of a public flat today. Formerly known as Hougang Avenue 1 Community Centre

Ama Keng Village Community Centre

Lim Chu Kang Road

1960s

Closed in 1988

Anchorvale Community Centre

Sengkang East Way

2008

First community centre in Singapore to be co-located with a sports and recreation centre

Ang Mo Kio Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Street 22
(later Ang Mo Kio Street 31, then Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1)

1976

First started at the void deck of Block 226B along Ang Mo Kio Street 22. Relocated to Block 329 at Ang Mo Kio Street 31 in the 1980s, before moving to the former building of Ang Mo Kio Bowen Community Centre at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1

Ang Mo Kio Bo Wen Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Street 22

1980s

Renamed as Ang Mo Kio Community Centre in the early 1990s

Anson Community Centre

Maxwell Road
(later Silat Avenue)

1966

Affected by urban renewal in 1974. Relocated to a new $3-million building at Silat Avenue in 1984, and was later replaced by Silat Community Centre

Ayer Rajah Community Centre

Teban Gardens
(later Pandan Gardens)

1960s

Opened in 1984 by Tan Cheng Bock, Member of Parliament for Ayer Rajah to replace the old one at Teban Gardens. Relocated to Pandan Gardens. Underwent extensive $9-million upgrading in 1998. Became the first community centre to Singapore to have a swimming pool when it took over Pandan Gardens Swimming Complex in 2002, but the swimming facilities were closed a year later

Balestier Community Centre

Lorong Limau

1954

Completed in 1951 and officially opened in 1954 by the wife of Thio Chan Bee, the Singapore Legislative Councillor

Banda Street Community Centre

Banda Street

1960

Built at a cost of $40,000 and opened by former Finance Minister Goh Keng Swee and Minister for Labour and Law Kenneth Michael Byrne

Bartley Community Centre

Bartley Road

1966

Held exhibitions of the National Courtesy Campaign and National Health Campaign in the 1970s and 1980s. Closed in 1983

Beach Road Community Centre

Beach Road

1960

Opened by former Minister for Labour and Law Kenneth Michael Byrne

Bedok Community Centre

New Upper Changi Road

1980

In 1979, $230,000 was raised for the building fund of the three-storey community centre

Bishan Community Club

Bishan Street 13

late 1990s

Bishan North Community Centre

Bishan Street 22

late 1990s

A void deck community centre located at Block 233 Bishan Street 22

Boh Sua Tian Community Centre

Boh Sua Tian Road, off Yio Chu Kang Road

1965

Opened by Ong Pang Boon, former Minister for Education. Boh Sua Tian Road was a long road that linked Jalan Kayu/Seletar and Nee Soon from the 1960s to 1980s, but was later replaced by CTE extension to SLE

Boon Lay Community Centre

Boon Lay Place

1980

Its foundation stone was laid in 1979 by Ngeow Pack Hua, former MP for Boon Lay. Damaged by fire in 1986. Upgraded to four-storey Boon Lay Community Club in 2011

Boon Teck Community Centre

Boon Teck Road, off Balestier Road
(later Lorong 6, Toa Payoh)

1960

A fund-raising of $500,000 for the building of a new community centre started as early as 1973. New building was completed years later and opened in 1981 by Michael Liew Kok Pun, former Member of Parliament for Boon Teck. Renamed Toa Payoh East Community Centre in 1997

Braddell Heights Community Centre

Serangoon Avenue 2

late 1970s

Won the most understanding community centre in Singapore for 5 straight years between 1987 and 1991. Upgraded to Braddell Heights Community Club in early 1990s

Bras Basah Community Centre

Middle Road

1961

Added a $15,000 community hall in 1968

Brickworks Community Centre

Lengkok Bahru

1980

Its foundation stone was laid in 1979 by Ahmad Mattar, former Acting Minister for Social Affairs and MP for Brickworks

Bukit Batok Community Centre

Hillview
(later Bukit Batok Central)

1980s

Originally located at Hillview estate to cater for its residents and those living at Upper Bukit Timah Road. Moved to Bukit Batok Central in early 1990s and upgraded to Bukit Batok Community Club

Bukit Gombak Community Centre

Hillview Avenue
(later Bukit Batok West Avenue 5)

1980s

Moved to Block 386 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 in late 1990s, becoming one of few void deck community centres in Singapore

Bukit Ho Swee Community Centre

Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru
(later Jalan Bukit Ho Swee)

1965

Opened in 1965 by Chan Choy Siong, Assemblywoman for Delta. Had its new building opened in 1982, and was upgraded in 1997. Closed in 2004

Bukit Merah Community Centre

Jalan Bukit Merah

1966

An extension building was added in 1992. Also known as Bukit Merah South Community Centre

Bukit Merah North Community Centre

Redhill Road

late 1970s

Located at Block 65 Redhill Road. Block 65-67 had since been demolished and replaced by Block 75A-D

Bukit Panjang Community Centre

Lorong Malai, off Woodlands Road
(later Gangsa Road, then Pending Road)

1955

Started at Lorong Malai, which no longer exist today. Closed in 1985, and moved to the void deck of Block 110 at Gangsa Road. Moved again to its new building at Pending Road, and upgraded to Bukit Panjang Community Club in 1993

Bukit Timah Community Centre

7 Milestone, Bukit Timah Road
(later Toh Yi Drive)

1959

Dubbed Singapore’s best community centre when it was completed in 1959 at a cost of $160,000, equipped with basketball court, football field, badminton halls, classrooms and a science room. Its new building at the junction of Jalan Jurong Kechil and Toh Yi Drive was officially opened in 1988 by former First Deputy Minister and Minister for Defence Goh Chok Tong. Renamed as Bukit Timah Community Club in the late 1990s

Buona Vista Community Centre

South Buona Vista Road
(later Holland Drive)

1956

One of Singapore’s earliest large community centres built in the 1950s. Costing $150,000, it was handed over to Ministry of Labour and Law in 1961. The community centre was closed and its premises converted into a junior school. In 1982, a new $1.2-million Buona Vista Community Centre was opened at Holland Drive by Ang Kok Peng, former MP for Buona Vista. Upgraded to Buona Vista Community Club in early 2000s

Cairnhill Community Centre

Buyong Road
(later Anthony Road)

1960s

Moved to its new building at Anthony Road in 1982. Upgraded to Cairnhill Community Club in the 1990s

Canberra Community Centre

Sembawang Close

1974

Changi Community Centre

Upper Changi Road

1958

Its new building was opened in 1983 by Teo Chong Tee, former Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Social Affairs and Member of Parliament for Changi

Changi Point Community Centre

Nicoll Drive

1960

One of mainland Singapore’s easternmost community centres

Changi Simei Community Centre

Block 148 Simei Street 1
(later Simei Street 2)

1990s

Started as a void deck community centre in the 1990s.
Moved to its new building at Simei Street 2 in 2001 and renamed as Changi Simei Community Club

Changkat Community Centre

Tampines Street 11

1984

The void deck office of Tampines Sub-community Centre at Block 138 Tampines Street 11 was renamed as Changkat Community Centre in 1984

Changkat South Community Centre

Bedok North Street 4

early 1990s

Located at Block 90 Bedok North Street 4

Cheng Hwa Village Community Centre

10¾ Milestone, Upper Bukit Timah Road

1963

Opened by Lee Khoon Choy, former Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Education

Cheng San Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Street 53

mid-1980s

Built to cater for the residents of the new Ang Mo Kio New Town. Upgraded to Cheng San Community Club in the mid-1990s. Also See “Kampong Cheng San Community Centre”

Chong Boon Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

1983

First started at the void deck of Block 408 at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. Its $3-million building was completed in 1983.
Renamed Teck Ghee Community Centre in 1991

Chong Nee Road Community Centre

Chong Nee Road, off Sembawang Road

1960s

Chong Nee Road no longer exists today

Chong Pang Community Club

Yishun Ring Road

1988

Formerly known as Yishun New Town Community Centre. See “Yishun New Town Community Centre”

Chong Pang (Village) Community Centre

Bah Tan Road (13½ Milestone, Sembawang Road)

1961

The former Chong Pang Village was situated in present-day Sembawang instead of Yishun. Closed in 1984, replaced by the new Sembawang Community Centre. Chong Pang village was destroyed by fire in 1989, while Bah Tan Road no longer exists today

Chua Chu Kang Community Centre

16 Milestone, Choa Chu Kang Road

1960s

Closed in 1987

Chua Chu Kang Community Club

Teck Whye Avenue

early 1990s

Its IT Centre was established in 1998 to promote awareness and usage of IT in the community.

Chye Kay Village Community Centre

Chye Kay Road, off Sembawang Road

1960s

Chye Kay Road no longer exists today

Ci Yuan Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 4

1990s

A void deck community centre located at Block 662 Hougang Avenue 4

Clementi Community Centre

Clementi Avenue 2
(later Clementi Avenue 4)

1979

Started at Block 354 Clementi Avenue 2 in 1979. Moved to its new $3.5-million building a street away along Clementi Avenue 4 in 1985

Coronation Road Community Centre

Coronation Road

1962

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Mohamed Ariff bin Suradi, former Assemblyman for Ulu Pandan

Crawford Community Centre

Beach Road

1960

Upgraded to Crawford Community Club in 1990s. Renamed Kampong Glam Community Centre, after its original building at Victoria Street was demolished

duxton plain community centre 1970s

gek poh road community centre 1986

hock choon village community centre 1960s

Delta Community Centre

Havelock Road
(later Belvedere Close)

1966

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Its new building at Belvedere Close, off Tanglin Road, was opened in 1982

Delta-Ganges Community Centre

Havelock Road

1960

Originally a single-storey zinc-and-wood building opened by Chan Choy Siong, Assemblywoman for Delta. Also the 12th community centre to open in Singapore. Used as a registration centre for the Bukit Ho Swee fire victims during 1961

Dover Community Centre

Dover Road

1990s

Located at Block 1 Dover Road. Took over the role from Dover Road Community Centre a few blocks away in the 1990s

Dover Road Community Centre

Dover Crescent

early 1980s

A void deck community centre at Block 5 Dover Crescent. Closed in 1993 due to constrained space

Duxton Plain Community Centre

Cantonment Road

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Had an extensive renovation in 1989, and became part of the Pinnacle@Duxton upon its completion in 2009

Eunos Community Centre

Bedok Reservoir Road

1989

The $2-million three-storey Eunos Community Centre with a Minangkabau roof was specially designed to reflect the Malay heritage. Opened by Zulkifli Bin Mohammed, former Political Secretary and MP for Eunos. Upgraded to Eunos Community Club in late 1990s

Eunos Crescent Community Centre

Eunos Crescent

late 1970s

A void deck community centre at Block 7 Eunos Crescent

Fengshan Community Centre

Bedok North Street 2

mid-1980s

First located at Block 122 Bedok North Street 2 before it moved to its new building along the same street in 1987

Fuchun Community Centre

Woodlands Street 11
(later Woodlands Street 31)

1988

Started as a void deck community centre at Block 167 Woodlands Street 11. Moved to its new six-storey building at Woodlands Street 31 in 2001, and renamed Fuchun Community Club

Fushan Community Centre

woodlands Street 83

1990s

Located at Block 852 Woodlands Street 83

Gek Poh Road Community Centre

Gek Poh Road, off Upper Jurong Road

1964

Gek Poh Road and Upper Jurong Road gave way to the development of Jurong West housing district in 1990s

Gek Poh Ville Community Centre

Jurong West Street 73
(later Jurong West Street 74)

1996

Started as a void deck community centre at Block 749 Jurong West Street 73. Moved to its new building at Jurong West Street 74 in 2003, and was renamed Gek Poh Ville Community Club

Geylang Community Centre

Geylang Lorong 3
(later Upper Boon Keng Road)

1957

Started as Geylang Community Centre and moved to Upper Boon Keng Road in 1977, and renamed Geylang West Community Centre

Geylang East Community Centre

Sim Avenue

1960s

Added a building extension in 1979. Closed in 1990s

Geylang West Community Centre

Upper Boon Keng Road

1957

See “Geylang Community Centre”

Geylang Serai Community Centre

Haig Road

1981

Its foundation stone was laid by Haji Rahmat Bin Kenap, former MP for Geylang Serai. Cost $1 million in construction. Upgraded to Geylang Serai Community Club in 2000s

Ghim Moh Community Centre

Ghim Moh Road

late 1970s

Havelock Road Community Centre

Havelock Road
(later Merchant Road)

1960

The second community centre in Chinatown after Banda Street Community Centre. Opened by Low Por Tuck, former Member of Parliament of Havelock and Parliamentary Secretary (Finance). In 1961, hundreds of people protested at the community centre after 17 employees of the People’s Association were dismissed on charges of anti-government activities. Became Singapore’s most expensive community centre when it moved to its new $1.7-million three-storey building at Merchant Road in mid-1970s

Henderson Community Centre

Bukit Merah View

late 1970s

Upgraded to Henderson Community Club in 2000s

Henderson Crescent Community Centre

Henderson Crescent

late 1970s

Located at Block 106 Henderson Crescent

Hock Choon Village Community Centre

Marsiling Road, Sungei Kadut

1962

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Moved to Lorong Chikar, Bukit Panjang in the 1970s and renamed Hock Choon Community Centre. Closed in 1981 due to the construction of an arterial road

Hong Kah Community Centre

Junction of Hong Kah Circle and Jurong Road

1964

Located near Hong Kah Village. The village and Hong Kah Circle were demolished in the late 1980s

Hong Kah East Community Centre

Jurong West Avenue 1

1996

Started as a void deck community centre. Later moved to Jurong West Avenue 1 and renamed Jurong Green Community Club in 2001

Hong Kah North Community Club

Bukit Batok Street 31

early 1990s

Cost $3 million in construction. Its three-storey building was given an extensive renovation in 1996

Hong Kah South Community Centre

Jurong West Street 52

1990

Cost $3.6 million and was opened by Yeo Cheow Tong, former Acting Minister for Health and MP for Hong Kah. In 1995, McDonald’s opened its first ever outlet in a community centre at Hong Kah Community Centre. Renamed Hong Kah West Community Centre in 1997, and upgraded to Jurong Spring Community Club in 2011.

Hong Kah West Community Centre

Jurong West Street 52

1990

See “Hong Kah South Community Centre”

Hong Lim Community Centre

Pekin Street

1961

Opened by Ong Pang Boon, Minister for Home Affairs, and was the 30th community centre opened in Singapore. Closed in the late 1980s, and its building used as the Art Activity Centre

Hong Lim Green Community Centre

Upper Pickering Street

1970s

See “Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre”

Hougang Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 3

1989

Formerly Punggol Community Centre. Renamed Hougang Community Centre in 1989, and upgraded to Hougang Community Club in 2002

Hougang Avenue 1 Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 1

1984

Opened at Block 110 Hougang Avenue 1 to replace Irving Road Community Centre which was closed in the same year. Also known as Lorong Ah Soo Community Centre. Later renamed Aljunied Community Centre

Hsin Min Community Centre

Junction of Woodlands Road and Jalan Gali Batu

1960s

Situated opposite of Hsin Min School. Closed in early 1990s

Huang Long Village Community Centre

Huang Long Road, Sembawang

1960s

Closed in the early 1980s. Huang Long Road no longer exists today

Hun Yeang Village Community Centre

9 Milestone, Tampines Road

1960s

Hwi Yoh Community Centre

Serangoon North Avenue 4

1995

Located at Block 535 Serangoon North Avenue 4. Opened by George Yeo, former Minister for Information and the Arts and Health

Irving Road Community Centre

Irving Road, off Upper Paya Lebar Road

1964

Also known as Paya Lebar Community Centre. Closed in 1984. See “Paya Lebar Community Centre”

Jalan Besar Community Centre

Jellicoe Road

1984

Opened by Goh Chok Tong, former Defence and Second Health Minister. Upgraded to Jalan Besar Community Club

Jalan Eunos (Malay Settlement) Community Centre

Jalan Pegek, off Jalan Eunos

1959

There were calls to build a community centre at the Malay Settlement at Jalan Eunos as early as 1949, but the $23,200 building was only completed and opened ten years later.

Jalan Haji Karim Community Centre

Paya Lebar

1962

A single-storey zinc-and-wood community centre

Jalan Kaki Bukit Community Centre

Jalan Damai

early 1960s

Had its mobile library services in 1967

Jalan Kayu Community Centre

Junction of Yio Chu Kang Road and Seletar Road

1960s

Closed in early 2000s. Situated at the site of present-day Greenwich V

Jalan Kayu South Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

1987

A void deck community centre at Block 556 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

Jalan Pagak Community Centre

early 1970s

Jalan Petua Community Centre

Jurong Road

1960s

Closed in 1981

Jalan Teck Kee Village Community Centre

along Yio Chu Kang Road, Serangoon Gardens

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Closed in the 1980s

Jalan Tenteram Community Centre

Jalan Tenteram, St. Michael’s Estate

1960

A double-storey building opened by Buang bin Omar Junid, former Assemblyman for Kallang

Jalan Ulu Sembawang Village Community Centre

1¾ Milestone, Sembawang Road

1963

Also known as Jalan Ulu Sembawang (2km) Community Centre. Opened by Tan Kia Gan, the former Minister for National Development. Closed in 1979 due to the development of Sembawang

Jalan Ulu Sembawang (3km) Community Centre

Jalan Ulu Sembawang

1960s

Jalan Hwi Yoh Village Community Centre

Jalan Hwi Yoh, off Serangoon North Avenue 1

1963

A simple single-storey community centre. Closed in 1982 due to resettlement of the villagers

Jin Ai Village Community Centre

Upper Bukit Timah Road

1963

Opened by K.C. Lee, former Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Education

Joo Chiat Community Centre

Joo Chiat Road

1960

Renovated in the early 1970s due to its rapidly deteriorated conditions. Upgraded to Joo Chiat Community Club in 1995

Joo Seng Community Centre

Upper Aljunied Lane

late 1960s

Jurong Community Centre

12½ Milestone, Jurong Road

1964

Opened by Ong Soo Chuan, the former Political Secretary to Ministry of Culture

Jurong East Community Centre

Jurong East Street 24

1984

Located at Block 252 Jurong East Street 24

Jurong Green Community Club

Jurong West Avenue 1

2001

See “Hong Kah East Community Centre”

Jurong Spring Community Club

Jurong West Street 52

2011

See “Hong Kah South Community Centre”

Jurong Town Community Centre

Yung Sheng Road

1977

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. An extension building was added in 1983. Replaced by Taman Jurong Community Centre in early 2000s

Jurong Village Community Centre

7¾ Milestone, Jurong Road

1963

Fund-raising of $40,000 for the building of the community centre started as early as 1957. Its facilities were mainly catered to Jurong Village, Kampong Teban and Tanjong Penuru in the 1960s

jalan besar community centre 1980s

jin ai village community centre 1960s

kallang community centre 1984

kebun baru community centre 1980s

Kaki Bukit Community Centre

Bedok North Street 3

1985

Added a $750,000 extension in 1988

Kallang Community Centre

Tronoh Road
(later Boon Keng Road)

1967

Opened by Buang bin Omar Junid, the former Parliamentary Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Kallang. Tronoh Road, no longer exists today, was a road near the junction of Boon Keng Road and Bendemeer Road. Moved to a new $2.7-million building across Boon Keng Road in 1984, opened by by S. Dhanabalan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Culture. Later upgraded to Kallang Community Club

Kampong Bugis Community Centre

Kallang Road

1961

Closed in 1982

Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre

Upper Changi Road
(later Bedok North Avenue 1)

1971

Opened by Sha’ari Tadin, former Parliamentary Secretary (Culture) and MP for Kampong Chai Chee. Moved to its new double-storey building at Bedok in 1981

Kampong Chantek Bahru Community Centre

Jalan Kampong Chantek

1960s

Visited by Yusof bin Ishak, Singapore’s first President, in 1967

Kampong Chantek Lama Community Centre

Whitley Road

1963

Kampong Cheng San Community Centre

Serangoon Garden Way

1963

Started as a single-storey building located at Serangoon Garden Way in Kampong Cheng San, and was officially opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Had its mobile library services in 1968. Renamed Serangoon Gardens Community Centre in 1977, and later replaced by a new building in 1986

Kampong Eunos Community Centre

Changi Road

1972

Kampong Glam Community Centre

Beach Road
(later Victoria Street, and Beach Road again)

1960

Started as a single-storey building along Beach Road. Upgraded to a new three-storey building in 1973, with former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew invited to paint two red dots on the eyes of two lions at the open ceremony. Won the Community Centre of the Year award in 1986. Moved to former building of Crawford Community Centre along Beach Road when its site was used for construction of Bugis MRT in late 1990s. Upgraded to Kampong Glam Community Club in the 2000s

Kampong Jagor Community Centre

Telok Blangah

1968

Kampong Kapor Community Centre

Kampong Kapor Road, off Serangoon Road

1961

The original community centre was destroyed by arsonists in 1970. A fund-raising drive was organised and managed to raise $120,000 by the residents. New double-storey building was completed in 1971 and officially opened by then-President Benjamin Henry Sheares

Kampong Kembangan Community Centre

Jalan Lapang
(later Lengkong Tiga)

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Moved to Lengkong Tiga in 1990s and upgraded to Kampong Kembangan Community Club

Kampong Salabin Community Centre

Changi

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Moved to Lengkong Tiga in 1990s and upgraded to Kampong Kembangan Community Club

Kampong Serangoon Kechil Community Centre

1960s

Kampong Silat Community Centre

Silat Crescent

1950s

Kampong Sungei Tengah Community Centre

13½ Milestone, Choa Chu Kang Road

1963

Had its mobile library services in 1967

Kampong Teban Community Centre

7 Milestone, Tampines Road

1959

Built by the Singapore Junior Chamber of Commerce at a cost of $12,000 for the 4,000 residents at Kampong Teban. Praised by Peter Frankel, the world president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, during his visit in 1961

Kampong Ubi Community Centre

Jalan Ubi

1960

Kangkar Community Centre

6½ Milestone, Upper Serangoon Road

1979

Closed in 1984. See “Ponggol Community Centre”

Katong Community Centre

Kampong Arang Road

1972

Keat Hong Community Centre

Choa Chu Kang Road

early 1970s

Kebun Baru Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4

1982

Cost $3 million in construction. Its three-storey building was given an extensive renovation in 1996

Kebun Ubi Community Centre

Lorong Renjong

1970s

Lorong Renjong, near Buangkok Farmways, was cleared during the development of Sengkang in mid-1990s

Keppel Harbour Community Centre

Seah Im Road

1960

The idea of building a community centre at Seah Im Road was mooted as early as 1956 when the Singapore Government requested the Legislative Assembly to provide a $40,000 fund

Khe Bong Community Centre

Lorong 1, Toa Payoh

1981

Its foundation stone was laid in 1980 by Ho See Beng, former MP for Khe Bong. Cost $1.5 million in construction

Kim Chuan Road Community Centre

Kim Chuan Road

1960s

Kim Tian Community Centre

Jalan Membina, off Jalan Bukit Merah

1970s

Located at Block 15 Jalan Membina. The flats and community centre were demolished in 1990s and replaced by new flats

Kim Keat Community Centre

Lorong 8, Toa Payoh

1978

Its foundation stone was laid in 1976 by Ong Teng Cheong, Member of Parliament for Kim Keat. Renamed Toa Payoh South Community Centre in late 1990s, and later Toa Payoh South Community Club. Previously home to Kim Keat Community Centre Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe, founded in 1978. See “Toa Payoh South Community Centre” and “Kim Keat Avenue Community Centre”

Kim Keat Avenue Community Centre

Kim Keat Avenue

1955

Opened by David Marshall, Singapore’s first Chief Minister. Its building was allocated by Singapore Improvement Trust

Kim Pong Community Centre

Tiong Bahru

1963

Kim Seng Community Centre

Havelock Road

1980

Opened in 1980 and upgraded in 1995. Its facilities were further renovated to provide more community activities after the nearby Bukit Ho Swee Community Centre was closed in 2004. First community centre in Singapore to provide day care for elderly residents

Koh Sek Lim Road Village Community Centre

Koh Sek Lim Road, off Upper Changi Road

1960s

Koh Sek Lim Road still exists today, although the village had long vanished

Kolam Ayer Community Centre

Geylang Bahru

1980

Cost $2 million in construction. Was upgraded to Kolam Ayer Community Club in 1990s

Kong Kuan Community Centre

Jalan Kong Kuan

1963

Jalan Kong Kuan no longer exists today. It used to be located at one end of Bukit Panjang Road

Kota Raja Community Centre

Sultan Gate, off Beach Road

1963

Opened by S Rajaratnam, former Minister for Culture

Kranji Community Centre

Woodlands Road

1963

Opened by Lee Khoon Choy, the former Political Secretary to the Prime Minister. In 1981, its lecture rooms caught fire and were partially damaged. Closed in 1988

Kreta Ayer Community Centre

Sago Lane
(later Kreta Ayer Road)

1960

Had its new $300,000 building opened in 1980 along Kreta Ayer Road, next to Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre. Upgraded to Kreta Ayer Community Club in 2000s

Kuo Chuan Community Centre

Lorong 2, Toa Payoh

1972

Initially known as Toa Payoh West Community Centre. Upgraded to Toa Payoh West Community Club in the 1990s

Lam Soon Community Centre

13 Milestone, Choa Chu Kang Road
(later Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4)

1965

Situated at the junction of Jalan Lekar and Old Choa Chu Kang Road. Closed in early 1990s and moved to Blk 421 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 as a void deck community centre. Closed in 2008

Lam Tong Village Community Centre

7 Milestone, Holland Road (near Ulu Pandan Road)

1969

In late 1970, a thunderstorm swept away the embankment and toilet of the community centre, causing the building on the verge of collapse

Leng Kee Community Centre

Lengkok Bahru

1983

Opened in 1983 by Ow Chin Hock, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Member of Parliament for Leng Kee. Construction started in 1980 and completed in 1982.

Lim Chu Kang Community Centre

19½ Milestone, Lim Chu Kang Road

1972

Its opening was held in conjunction with the $250,000 electrification scheme of rural Lim Chu Kang. The scheme helped in the provision of electricity to some 8,500 residents and 1,010 houses. Underwent renovation in 1984. Closed in 1987

Lorong Ah Soo Community Centre

Lorong Ah Soo
(later Hougang Avenue 1)

1960s

A single-storey kampong centre built to cater for the needs of the residents of Lorong Ah Soo Village. Moved to Block 110 Hougang Avenue 1 in 1984. Also known as Hougang Avenue 1 Community Centre. Later renamed Aljunied Community Centre

Lorong Lew Lian Community Centre

Lorong Lew Lian

early 1980s

Closed in 1980s

Lorong Tai Seng Community Centre

Lorong Tai Seng

1960s

Closed in 1979 due to an industrial development plan of the area. Lorong Tai Seng no longer exists today

Lowland Road Community Centre

Upper Serangoon Road

1963

Closed in 1980s

koh sek lim road village community centre 1960s

leng kee community centre 1980s

pek kio community centre 1984

queen street community centre 1984

MacPherson Community Centre

Paya Lebar Way

1963

Had its new building built in 1981. Upgraded to MacPherson Community Club in 1995

Malay Farm Community Centre

Jalan Penggaga, off Jalan Eunos

1960

Regularly organised tournaments of sepak takraw, badminton and table tennis for the Malay-majority community. Also had sewing and cake baking courses for the Malay women. Jalan Penggaga was later removed due to the construction of Eunos MRT

Mandai Community Centre

Mandai Road

1960

Built to cater for the needs of the farmers in Mandai

Mandai Village Community Centre

12½ Milestone, Mandai Road

1975

Also known as Mandai 20km Community Centre. Situated at junction of Mandai Road and Lorong Asrama, where there were clusters of Mandai Village. Demolished by late 1980s

Mandai 2km Community Centre

Jalan Ulu Sembawang

Demolished by late 1980s

Manila Street Community Centre

Cheng Yan Place

1963

Opened by DPM Toh Chin Chye, located at Cheng Yan Place. Lasted until the 1980s

Marine Parade Community Centre

Marine Parade Road

1981

Upgraded to Marine Parade Community Club in 2000

Marsiling Community Centre

Admirality Road

1980

Its foundation stone was laid in 1979 by Lee Yiok Seng, former Parliamentary Secretary (National Development) and MP for Bukit Panjang. Upgraded to Marsiling Community Club

Maude Road Community Centre

Maude Road, off Jalan Besar

1960

Opened by Assemblyman for Jalan Besar Chan Chee Seng

Maxwell Community Centre

Maxwell Road

early 1980s

Minto Road Community Centre

Minto Road, off Jalan Sultan

1960

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Minister for Labour and Law Kenneth Michael Byrne. The cost of original building was $10,000

Moulmein Community Centre

Shan Road, off Balestier Road

1990

A three-storey community centre opened by Lawrence Sia Khoon Seong, former MP for Moulmein. Closed in 2007 and converted into an office building

Mountbatten Community Centre

Jalan Satu, off Guillemard Road

1960

Formerly known as Katong Boys’ Club. Opened by then Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye. Upgraded to Mountbatten Community Club in 2004

Nan Hoe Community Centre

Neo Tiew Road

1970s

Closed in late 1980s

Nanyang Community Club

Jurong West Street 91

1996

Built at a cost of $8 million, it has many modern facilities such as a rooftop garden, a karaoke lounge and a theatrette

Nee Soon Community Centre

10 Milestone, Upper Thomson Road

1961

Catering to the Nee Soon Village, it had its mobile library services in 1965, the third such services established in community centres of Singapore

Nee Soon Central Community Centre

Yishun Street 72

1990s

Located at Block 749 Yishun Street 72

Nee Soon East Community Club

Yishun Avenue 9

1990s

Nee Soon South Community Centre

Yishun Street 81

1990

Upgraded to Nee Soon South Community Club in 2000s

Nelson Road Community Centre

Nelson Road (off Borneo Road), Radin Mas

1966

Both Nelson Road and Borneo Road no longer exist today

Ong Lye Sua Community Centre

present-day Yishun Avenue 1

1960s

Ong Lye Sua was named after the vast pineapple plantations owned by Lim Nee Soon in the early 1900s. The site is now home to Orchid Country Club

Onraet Road Community Centre

Onraet Road

1964

Opened by EW Baker, former Speaker and Assemblyman for Tanglin. Closed in 1982

Outram Hill Community Centre

Chin Swee Road

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Minister for Labour and Law Kenneth Michael Byrne. The cost of original building was $10,000

Outram Park Community Centre

Outram Park

1978

Opened by DPM and Minister of Defence Goh Keng Swee. Located at Block 31 Outram Park. Blocks of flats were demolished in late 1990s

Pasir Ris Central Community Centre

Pasir Ris Street 1

1990s

Located at Block 428 Pasir Ris Street 1

Pasir Ris East Community Club

Paris Ris Drive 4

2001

Considered Singapore’s first “mega-CC”, as it provides facilities and activities similar to country clubs

Paris Ris Elias Community Centre

Elias Road
(later Paris Ris Drive 3)

1996

Started as a void deck community centre at Block 629 Elias Road. Formerly known as Pasir Ris West Community Centre, and renamed Pasir Ris Elias Community Centre in 1997. Moved to its new building along Pasir Ris Drive 3 in 2004 as Pasir Ris Elias Community Club

Pasir Ris West Community Centre

Elias Road

1996

See “Pasir Ris Elias Community Centre”

Pasir Panjang Community Centre

5½ Milestone, Pasir Panjang Road

1960s

Its new building was opened in 1980 by Othman Wok, former MP for Pasir Panjang

Paya Lebar Community Centre

Irving Road, off Upper Paya Lebar Road
(later Surin Avenue)

1964

Had its mobile library services in 1967. Also known as Irving Road Community Centre in the early 1980s. The Upper Serangoon Community Centre along Surin Avenue was renamed Paya Lebar Community Centre in 1980s. Later upgraded to Paya Lebar Community Club in 1994. Closed in 2000s

Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club

Hougang Street 21

2004

Pek Kio Community Centre

Gloucester Road

1954

First opened in a shophouse at Cambridge Road, then relocated to a nearby single-storey building in 1964, opened by AP Rajah, former Assemblyman for Farrer Park. Moved to a new $600,000 building just beside the old one. Moved again to Gloucester Road in the 2000s

Pioneer Community Centre

Jurong West Street 64

2004

Plantation Avenue Village Community Centre

Plantation Avenue, off Yio Chu Kang Road

early 1970s

Ponggol Community Centre

6½ Milestone, Upper Serangoon Road

1964

Opened by Tan Kia Gan, former chairman of Housing and Development Board. After a new Punggol Community Centre was built at Tampines Way, it was renamed Kangkar Community Centre in 1979. Closed in 1984

Potong Pasir Community Centre

Potong Pasir Avenue 2

1984

The façade of its original building was designed with sloping roofs, in order to blend in among the unique Potong Pasir HDB flats. Upgraded to a new building and renamed Potong Pasir Community Club in the 2000s

Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre

Prince Elizabeth Drive
(later 9¼ Milestone Bukit Timah Road)

early 1950s

One of Singapore’s earliest community centres. Moved from Prince Elizabeth Drive to 9¼ Milestone Bukit Timah Road in 1959

Pulau Brani Community Centre

Pulau Brani

1961

Pulau Bukom Kechil Community Centre

Pulau Bukom Kechil

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as part of the Southern Island tour

Pulau Seking Community Centre

Pulau Seking

1960s

By the late 1980s, Pulau Seking Community Centre was one of Singapore’s remaining two offshore community centres; the other being Pulau Ubin Community Centre. Also known as Pulau Sakeng (or Sekeng), it has now combined with Pulau Semakau though land reclamation

Pulau Semakau Community Centre

Pulau Semakau

1963

Opened by Tuan Haji Yacob bin Mohamed, the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

Pulau Samulun Community Centre

Pulau Samulun

1960s

Pulau Seraya Community Centre

Pulau Seraya

1960s

Part of the Southern Islands which were dominated by oil refineries and plants in the 1970s. Became part of Jurong Island after land reclamation in the mid-1990s

Pulau Sudong Community Centre

Pulau Sudong

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as part of the Southern Island tour

Pulau Tekong Community Centre

Pulau Tekong

1960s

Pulau Ubin Community Centre

Pulau Ubin

1961

First started as a community hall in 1961, built by the residents of the island. Converted into a community centre in 1966 with facilities added. In 1995, its chairman, 89-year-old Lim Chye Joo, was the oldest chairman among others in the community centre management committees in Singapore. The community centre itself was also the oldest in Singapore, before its closure in 2003

Punggol Community Centre

Upper Serangoon Road

1978

Renamed Hougang Community Centre in 1989

Punggol Community Club

Hougang Avenue 6

1993

The $5.8-million building was the first community centre in Singapore to have an air-raid shelter. Replaced the Punggol Point Community Centre to serve the residents in the vicinity

Punggol East Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 10

early 2000s

See “Punggol Park Community Centre”

Punggol Park Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 10

early 2000s

Formerly known as Punggol East Community Centre. Located at Block 458 Hougang Avenue 10

Punggol Point Community Centre

Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue

1960s

Had its new building built in 1981, and opened by Ng Kah Ting, former MP for Punggol. Closed in 1992 and was converted to Punggol Point Sea Sports Club

Punggol South Community Centre

Hougang Avenue 9

early 2000s

Located at Block 662 Hougang Avenue 9

Queenstown Community Centre

Margaret Drive
(later Commonwealth Avenue)

1960

First started in Margaret Drive neighbourhood, beside Queenstown cinema, library and market. Closed in the mid-2000s, and the nearby Alexandra Community Centre was renamed Queenstown Community Centre

Queen Street Community Centre

Queen Street

1961

Renamed Rochore Community Centre in 1989

Radin Mas Community Centre

Kampong Radin Mas Road (old)

Telok Blangah Crescent (new)

1961 (old)

1978 (new)

Original Radin Mas Community Centre was opened by Telok Blangah Assemblyman John Mammen.

New Radin Mas Community Centre was opened by Bernard Chen Tien Lap, former Minister of State (Defence) and MP for Radin Mas. Its sub-centre was opened in 1979 at Block 134, Jalan Bukit Merah. Upgraded to Radin Mas Community Club

River Valley Community Centre

Junction of Penang Road and Oxley Road
(later River Valley Road)

1961

Opened by Lim Cheng Lock, former Assemblyman for River Valley. Moved to its new $4-million building along River Valley Road, opposite Oxley Rise, in 1982

Rivervale Community Centre

Rivervale Drive

2004

Opened by Penny Low, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol. First community centre in Singapore to have a horse riding club

Rochore Community Centre

Prinsep Street

1963

Opened by former Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye.
Closed in 1988, after which Queen Street Community Centre was renamed Rochore Community Centre. Its three-storey building was left vacated for many years and was replaced by Bugis+ (formerly Iluma) in the late 2000s

serangoon gardens community centre late 1970s

orange valley nursing home former silat community centre

taman jurong community centre 1965

tanjong pagar community centre 1982

Sembawang Community Centre

Sembawang Road

1984

Built to replace the old Chong Pang Village Community Centre. Upgraded to Sembawang Community Club

Senja-Cashew Community Centre

Senja Road, Bukit Panjang

2000s

Located at Block 607 Senja Road

Senja-Cashew Community Club

Bukit Panjang Road

2011

Singapore’s first fully integrated community club and sports complex. Opened by Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and MP for Holland-Bukit Timah

Sengkang Community Club

Sengkang Square

2004

Co-located in a hub that comprises of SingPost, SingHealth Polyclinc, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA), a Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC)

Sennett Community Centre

MacPherson Road

1963

Serangoon Community Centre

Cheng San Road, off Serangoon Garden Way
(later Serangoon North Avenue 2)

1980

Shared the name of the first community centre in Singapore, located at Lim Ah Pin Road, before it was renamed Upper Serangoon Community Centre. Its foundation stone was laid in 1980 by Dr Lau Teik Soon, former MP for Serangoon Garden. Later moved to Serangoon North Avenue 2, and was upgraded to Serangoon Community Club in 2006

Serangoon Gardens Community Centre

Serangoon Garden Way

1986

Previously called Kampong San Teng Community Centre before 1977. A new building was built in 1986, replacing the old one. Upgraded to Serangoon Garden Community Club in 1990

Siglap Community Centre

Palm Road, off Upper East Coast Road
(later Bedok South Avenue 3)

1953

One of Singapore’s first community centres, together with (Upper) Serangoon Community Centre, when it was opened in 1953. Later moved to Bedok South Avenue 2, while its old premises was renovated and renamed Siglap South Community Centre

Siglap South Community Centre

Palm Road, off Upper East Coast Road

2000

Had an extensive multi-million renovation in 1999 at the old premises of Siglap Community Centre to upgrade its decades-old single-storey building to a three-storey arts hub. Upon Completion, was renamed Siglap South Community Centre

Silat Community Centre

Silat Avenue

1990

Built at the former site of Anson Community Centre. Closed in early 2000s, and its premises were taken over by Orange Valley Nursing Home

Sim Avenue Community Centre

Lorong 31, Geylang Road

mid- 1950s

Stamford Community Centre

Short Street
(later Queen Street)

early 1950s

One of the earliest community centres in Singapore established by the British colonial government. Moved to a nearby location at Queen Street in the late 1960s

Sungei Kadut Village Community Centre

Woodlands Road

1963

Opened by Lee Khoon Choy, former Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Education

Taman Jurong Community Centre

Taman Jurong

1965

Opened by Jek Yeun Thong, former Minister for Labour. Had its mobile library services in 1969

Taman Jurong Community Club

Yung Sheng Road

2005

Built at the former site of Jurong Town Community Centre. Originally called Taman Jurong Community Centre. Upgraded to Taman Jurong Community Club in 2005

Tampines Community Centre

Tampines Avenue

1975

Replaced Hun Yeang Village Community Centre in the mid-1970s to serve Hun Yeang Village, Kampong Loyang and other villages in Tampines. Closed in early 1990s after completion of other community centres in Tampines. Tampines Avenue is now a quiet road famous for its row of Chinese temples. Its sub-community centre at Block 138 Tampines Street 11 was renamed Changkat Community Centre in 1984

Tampines Central Community Centre

Tampines Street 71
(later Tampines Street 83)

1990s

First located at the void deck of Block 702 Tampines Street 71. Moved to void deck of Block 866 Tampines Street 83 in late 1990s, before its new building called Tampines Central Community Complex was completed nearby in 2001

Tampines Changkat Community Centre

Tampines Street 11

1992

Formerly called Changkat Community Centre and located at the void deck of Block 138 Tampines Street 11. Moved to its new building nearby in 1992, and renamed Tampines Changkat Community Centre. Later upgraded to Tampines Changkat Community Club

Tampines East Community Club

Tampines Street 23

1994

Tampines North Community Centre

Tampines Street 41

late 1980s

Opened by Goh Chok Tong, former First Deputy Prime Minister. Cost $3.1 million in construction. Upgraded to Tampines North Community Club in early 1990s

Tampines West Community Club

Tampines Avenue 3

1993

Tanah Merah Community Centre

Bedok South Avenue 3

1984

Its new $2.4-million building at Bedok South Avenue 3 was built in 1982. Officially opened by Dr Lee Chiaw Meng, former MP for Tanah Merah two years later

Tanah Merah Besar Community Centre

1966

Tanah Merah Kechil Community Centre

Changi Road

1967

Tanglin Community Centre

Whitley Road

1974

Underwent an extensive $4.5-million renovation started in 1991. Was ready more than three years later, and in 1998, officially opened as Tanglin Community Club

Tanjong Pagar Community Centre

Yan Kit Road

1960

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Initially called Yan Kit Community Centre before its change of name in 1962. Had its mobile library services, one of Singapore’s first, in 1964. Was also one of the first venues for send-off ceremonies of young men heading for National Service in 1967. Upgraded to Tanjong Pagar Community Club in the mid-1990s

Teck Ghee Community Centre

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
(later Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10)

1978

Its operation at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 was ceased after Chong Boon Community Centre at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 was renamed Teck Ghee Community Centre in 1991. Later upgraded to Teck Ghee Community Club

Teck Hock Community Centre

7½ milestone Tampines Road

1960s

One of the seven rural community centres in old Tampines. Closed in 1970s

Teck Whye Community Centre

Teck Whye Lane

1980s

Located at Block 17 Teck Whye Lane. Closed in 1990s after Chua Chu Kang Community Club opened nearby

Telok Ayer Community Centre

Telok Ayer Street

1960

Opened by former Minister for Home Affairs Ong Pang Boon

Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre

Upper Pickering Street

1970s

Organised Singapore’s first mass swim across the Singapore River in 1984. Later renamed Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre

Telok Blangah Community Centre

Block 77, Telok Blangah Drive
(later Telok Blangah Street 31)

1970s

Started as a void deck community hall at Block 77 at Telok Blangah. Raised $250,000 for its building fund in 1979, and construction of a new building took place nearby. Opened in 1983 by Ong Teng Cheong, former Minister without Portfolio. Upgraded to Telok Blangah Community Club in 1995 with a $3.2-million wing extension

Thomson Community Centre

Lorong Puntong, off Sin Ming Avenue
(later Upper Thomson Road)

late 1950s

The construction of its new $3.6-million building, located further south of Upper Thomson Road, started as early as 1982, and was completed and officially opened two years later. Upgraded to Thomson Community Club in the late 1990s

Thong Hoe Community Centre

18½ Milestone Lim Chu Kang Road

1961

Located near Thong Hoe Village, at the junction of Lim Chu Kang Road and Neo Tiew Road. Was one of the six community centres located at old Lim Chu Kang vicinity. Closed in the late 1980s

Tiong Bahru Community Centre

Eu Chin Street, Tiong Bahru

1960

Unofficially Singapore’s first community centre when it was opened to public as early as 1948. Was forced to close in 1956 by the Department of Social Welfare, citing the community centre was used for “unlawful purposes”. Revamped in 1960 and officially opened by former Minister for Labour and Law Kenneth Michael Byrne. Its new building was completed and opened in 1994

Toa Payoh Community Centre

Lorong 5, Toa Payoh
(later Toa Payoh Central)

1978

Formerly established at block 79 Toa Payoh Lorong 5 in the early 1970s. Its standalone building was opened in 1978 by Eric Cheong Yuen Chee, former MP for Toa Payoh. Later upgraded Toa Payoh Central Community Club

Toa Payoh East Community Centre

Lorong 6, Toa Payoh

1990s

Formerly known as Boon Teck Community Centre before 1997. Later upgraded to Toa Payoh East Community Club

Toa Payoh South Community Centre

Lorong 8, Toa Payoh

late 1990s

Formerly known as Kim Keat Community Centre. Renamed in late 1990s, and later upgraded to Toa Payoh South Community Club

Toa Payoh West Community Centre

Lorong 2, Toa Payoh

1970s

Later renamed Kuo Chuan Community Centre. Upgraded to Toa Payoh West Community Club in 1990s

Tua Pek Kong Kow Community Centre

11 Milestone, Yio Chu Kang Road (Track 32)

1969

Opened by S Rajaratnam, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Labour. The road was renamed as Munshi Abdullah Avenue and the vicinity Teacher’s Estate in the late 1970s

Tuas Community Centre

18 Milestone, Jurong Road

1960

Opened by Chor Yeok Eng, former Assemblyman for Jurong. One of mainland Singapore’s westernmost community centres

Ulu Pandan Community Centre

Coronation Road West
(later Ghim Moh Road)

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Construction of its new three-storey building at Ghim Moh Road started in 1978, before it was officially opened by Dr Chiang Hai Ding, former MP for Ulu Pandan, in 1981. Upgraded to Ulu Pandan Community Club

Upper Serangoon Community Centre

Lim Ah Pin Road, off Upper Serangoon Road
(later Surin Avenue)

1953

One of Singapore’s first two community centres; the other being Siglap Community Centre. Officially opened by E.V.G. Day, former chairman of the Singapore Rural Board. Initially named Serangoon Community Centre. Moved to its new premises at Surin Avenue in 1979, and was renamed Paya Lebar Community Centre

West Coast Community Centre

(later Clementi Avenue 2, then Clementi West Street 2)

1961

Visited in 1961 by Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Yusof Ishak, who planted a tree in its compound. Had its mobile library services, one of Singapore’s first, in 1964. Later moved to Block 354 Clementi Avenue 2, and in 1983, it moved again to Block 728 Clement Street 2, with the old office became West Coast Subcommunity Centre (present-day West Coast Neighbourhood Police Post). Had its new standalone building in the 1990s

Whampoa Community Centre

Whampoa Drive

late 1970s

First community centre in Singapore to become computerised in 1981. Won Singapore’s best community centre award in 1980 and 1981. Upgraded to Whampoa Community Club

Woodlands Community Centre

15 Milestone, Woodlands Road
(later Block 18, Marsiling Lane)

1963

Opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Moved to a void deck office at Block 18 Marsiling Lane in the 1970s

Woodlands Community Club

Woodlands Street 83
(later Woodlands Street 81)

early 2000s

Previously located at Block 852 Woodlands Street 83. Moved to its new building at Woodlands Street 81 in the mid-2000s, and was renamed Woodlands Community Club

Yan Kit Community Centre

Cantonment Road

1960

See “Tanjong Pagar Community Centre”

Yew Tee Community Centre

90 Lorong Kebasi, off Choa Chu Kang Way

1963

Closed in 1988 due to low utility rate. Lorong Kebasi became an entry road to Kranji Camp

Yew Tee Community Club

Choa Chu Kang Street 52

early 2000s

Yio Chu Kang Community Centre

Yio Chu Kang Road
(later Ang Mo Kio Street 61)

1960

Started as early as 1955, but was officially opened by Tan Cheng Tong, former Assemblyman for Jalan Kayu in 1960. It was the 10th community centre managed by PAP. Moved to its $3-million building at Ang Mo Kio Street 61 in 1986. Upgraded to Yio Chu Kang Community Club in 2002

Yio Chu Kang (Track 14) Community Centre

Track 14, Yio Chu Kang Road

1970s

Demolished by late 1980s

Yishun New Town Community Centre

Yishun Ring Road

1988

Its new building cost more than $3 million in construction, and was officially opened by Koh Lip Lin, former MP for Nee Soon South. Later renamed Chong Pang Community Club

Yuhua Community Centre

Boon Lay Way

1980s

Started as a void deck community centre at Block 252 Jurong East Street 24. Moved to its new three-storey building along Boon Lay Way in 1989. Its new building was designed like a Chinese bungalow to blend with the Chinese and Japanese Gardens nearby. Later upgraded to Yuhua Community Club

Zehnder Road Community Centre

Zehnder Road, off South Buona Vista Road

1963

The single-storey community centre was opened by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Received a new $10,000 basketball court from the British in 1971

Zhenghua Community Club

Segar Road

2009

telok blangah community centre 1980s

thomson community centre 1984

toa payoh community centre 1980s

yio chu kang track 14 community centre 1986

yio chu kang track 14 community centre2 1986

yio chu kang track 14 community centre3 1986

zehnder road community centre 1970

Published: 24 March 2013

Updated: 21 September 2021

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23 Responses to 60 Years of Community Centres

  1. Khairul Nizam says:

    elroy, where exactly was the Hock Choon Village CC?

  2. chewkoksheng says:

    Great blog!!

    Thanks for the memories 👍👍👍👍

  3. Dee says:

    Nice job… 🙂 fyi Kampong Salabin CC shud be at Pulau Tekong.

  4. Pastimes says:

    I believe the first community centre in Queenstown was at Buller Terrace and not the one that you listed in Margaret Drive.

  5. Andy Ho says:

    Thank you for your good work.

  6. Low Foo Yong says:

    Congratulation to you for the comprehensive and well documentation on 60 years of CCs with photos with your good effort, hard work and extensive research.
    PA & CCs are more than just for recreation and social interaction. It brings better and meaningful life to the people in Singapore especially in the early 60s Singapore. CCs & Holiday Camps were built for the Have-not and low income people to enjoy their leisure-time and learn some vocational skills .National Education Campaigns addressed to community health and social improvement.
    PA ^ CCs indeed served as a bridge between people and Government, nation building, racial harmony and social cohesion. Unlike the old British Community Centres merely catered for social and recreational activities.

    Cheers from Low Foo Yong
    started as Stamford CC Centre Leader under Social Welfare Dept on 1.1.60
    PA Hqrs staff since 1.7.60 untill retirement on 19.11.98. Still active in community work
    Very satisfying and fulfilling life with PA, CCs and Singapore

    888 Hope to the writer of this article to share our fond memories on this very interesting subject.

  7. Low Foo Yong says:

    Last sentence should read *** Hope to talk or meet the writer of this article to share our fond memories on this very interesting subject. Thanks Cheers from Low Foo Yong

  8. TYE SZE CHEW says:

    I am a 61 years old PR here in Singapore, can I apply for the Senior Citizen Ezilink Bus card at the nearest CC at AMK?

  9. Shuhada Yusof says:

    Hi, I’m a student from Republic Poly. Me and my team is doing our FYP regarding the first 28 CCs in Singapore. It would be great if we have the permission to use the pictures in your blog for our project. Do leave me an email about it. Thank you!(:

  10. Ms Ng says:

    Hi Mr Low, I am producing a coffee-table book for an organisation and would like to feature a few of the photographs in “Tribute to the PA”. Hope to get in touch with you soon.

  11. Hougang is believed to be the first neighbourhood to house town facilities and a hawker centre within a single community club. The planned community club will be completed by early 2015.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/upcoming-community-club-hougang-be-hub-residents-20130705

    Hougang residents will soon be able to watch a play, see a doctor and tuck in at a hawker centre, all within the same community club. The one-stop facility is believed to be the first in Singapore and will be completed by early 2015, according to Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Yeo Guat Kwang, who oversees the club’s location in Hougang Avenue 9.

    Asked whether the project would serve as a model for future community clubs, he replied that it had not been decided. “But if we make it a success, then definitely we may see more.”

    The Government had said in April that the new Tampines Town Hub to be ready in 2015 will have a football field, swimming pool, library and even a performing arts centre.

  12. Michelle says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for the wonderful article!
    Do you know if there ever was a CC around Jurong Road 16 miles?
    You have a picture showing kindergarten children playing in the Jalan Besar CC, yet I don’t remember you mentioning the kindergarten program the CCs provided.

    • Just found out that the CC at Jurong Road 16 milestone was known as Loke Yang Village Community Centre.

      The current Lok Yang Road in Jurong (its history went back the sixties) might be named after the village.

      Shall do an update of the CC list (including the feedback above) soon… Thanks to all! 🙂

      • N. Singam says:

        It was actually at 15 1/2 milestone, Jurong Road, just opposite to the RAF Jurong Camp that was operating there during the British days. A simple zinc roofed building, had a small pay area outside where the TV was in a housing on a wooden pole. Remember watching the 1966 World Cup which England won. This CC was close to my house at 14 1/2 milestone. Thanks..

  13. Had a chance to chat with old colleague, Mr Po Che Kin some days ago. Over a coffee session, we vividly remembered the good old days, together when we worked in the People’s Association as Organising Secretaries (Inspectorate) also known as OS(I) in those nostalgic years. As Inspectorates, we had to travel to Community Centres far away from town, especially those CCs located in the rural areas, such as Chua Chu Kang, Lim Chu Kang, Changi, Bukit Timah, Jurong, Pasir Panjang, Kembangan, Eunos, Chai Chee and so on. It was hard to believe that we were keen to work under such conditions when some rural community centres were located one or two kilometers away from the main rural roads. Some rural tracks were not easily accessible. Some inspectorates had to travel by motor cycles, scooters or bicycles while others walked all their ways to attend night meetings, competitions and functions. Most of the rural tracks were not fitted with lightings to facilitate night traveling. Luckily, night meetings were only held once a month there. Each rural CC was managed by an Assistant Organising Secretary and a Rural Area Liaison Officer (RALO) to work with a local Community Centre Management Committee (CCMC). Those Organising Secretaries who worked in the town area were lucky to have public transport run by Singapore Traction Company (STC), Green Bus Co., Hock Lee Bus Co., Changi Bus Co., Keppel Bus Co., Tay Koh Yat Bus Co. and others. They could easily go home at night after work or night functions. Staff members who worked in the rural areas were not so lucky. Sometimes, they broke the rules by staying overnight in the CC premises which was not allowed. As Inspectorates, we remembered going to the CCs during the mid-night hours to check on them. Of course, they gave all kinds of excuses to explain their way to avoid the need to face disciplinary actions against them. Time past so quickly, many Inspectorates had passed away due to old age. Those who are still around can only talk to their old colleagues. Nobody had ever written a book on their commitments but these memories remained strong in their mind. No end to all these memories of the past. However, we enjoyed ourselves having a great fun talking about it.

  14. “Diary of a Nation – Community Centres” produced by SBC in 1988


    There are many old photos in this 8-minute clip

  15. Thomas Yeo says:

    I am producing a magazine on Tampines Changkat CC. Hope able to contact you to further discuss on the possibility of inviting you to write an article on the development of Tampines Changkat CC for the past 30 years.

  16. The annual cross country run organised by Nan Hoe CC and Chua Chu Kang CC, 1980s


    (Photo credit: Facebook Group “十里之外”)

  17. Louis Leow says:

    Was there ever a CC near Hindhede Road where Southaven II is located now?

  18. Gerald says:

    There is an error on Radin Mas Community Centre Opening. It should be 1961 At Kampong Radin Mas Road

    https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-details/b9491b03-1161-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad

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