A physical marker of Kallang Basin's industrial history that may soon be lost #singapore #oldplaces

A physical marker of Kallang Basin's industrial history that may soon be lost #singapore #oldplaces

The Geylang area as many know is one that is associated with the seedier side of life, great food as well as the many houses of worship it plays host to. It is unfortunate that the seedier aspects does dominate the impressions we have collectively formed of the area. Geylang does, despite its appearance, have a lot more to offer than that, being rich not just in its architectural heritage, but also where some aspects of its history (as well as that of Singapore’s) have been preserved. Strategically located in the area where the Kallang and Geylang rivers meet, a large part of Geylang’s more recent history lies in the industrial development that took place around the Kallang Basin which also drew many from afar to seek their fortune to the area. The stories of these migrants and that of the area’s industrialisation are now all but lost and it is in the old buildings and in ...

Full article: http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/on-bo...

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