28 Oct '17, 2am

7 houses in S’pore that have been preserved as national monuments https://t.co/bqPk1wxYZP

The fate of the house at 38 Oxley Road is still up in air amidst the Lee family’s public squabble over it. Since last week, discussion has been rife over whether the late Lee Kuan Yew’s abode should be demolished, conserved, or preserved as a national monument. We have also presented some of our thoughts for and against preserving/demolishing the house. On the subject of preserving the house, let’s take a look at eight other abodes in Singapore that have been gazetted as national monuments: 1. Former Sun Yat Sen Villa (gazetted in 1994) Former Sun Yat Sen Villa, currently a national monument. Image via Roots.sg Also known as: Bin Chan House/Wan Qing Yuan/Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Originally built by Chinese businessman Boey Chuan Poh in the 1880s allegedly for his mistress Bin Chan, the house was named Bin Chan House. In 1905, the house changed hands to rubber tyco...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/06/these-houses-in-spore-have-...

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