18 May '18, 2am

Bukit Timah had kampongs up until the 1980s

Bukit Timah, widely considered an upscale district in Singapore today, was once home to humble kampongs. But they were cleared out by the 1980s, when the authorities notified landowners they had to redevelop their wooden houses into proper houses according to building standards of the day. Many villagers eventually moved out because of this. With urban development, much of Bukit Timah’s kampong past has slowly been forgotten. And chances are, if you didn’t grow up there from the 1950s to 1970s, you would never have heard of Kampong Chamar, Kampong Quarry or Kampong Coronation. Kampong past While many of these villagers have moved into high-rise flats, one of the oldest residential estates in Bukit Timah can still be explored today. Nestled behind Rail Mall, Fuyong estate was built in the 1950s by philanthropist Lee Kong Chian to provide affordable modern housing during Sin...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/bukit-timah-history-trail-k...

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