Tag Archives: Urban Renewal

Bras Basah Complex, Singapore’s City of Books

Completed in 1980 under the urban renewal plan, the Bras Basah Complex has been a familiar place to many Singaporeans for the past three decades. Over the years, the commercial-cum-residential complex has become Singapore’s well-known City of Books, an unofficial yet representative … Continue reading

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From Villages to Flats (Part 3) – The Traditional Shophouses

Shophouses are commonly found in many historic cities and towns of the Southeast Asian countries, but the shophouses in Singapore and Malaysia are more similar in their architectural styles and designs, largely due to the two nations’ historical links. In … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Gallery of Singapore in 1980

Looking back at time, many say that the eighties was a golden era in Singapore. It was a period of stable economic growth and peaceful society with racial and religious harmony. Inflation was low, as seen in the relatively cheap … Continue reading

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