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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    There are many old buildings in SGH, some are actually still in use by the hospital adminstration. Like the old sch of nursing, vickers house, houseman quarters..etc
    But not sure if we are allowed to take photos there or not, got security guards around one leh
    Gosh! I din know much abt that place though but will like to check it out myself. Especially those old and abandoned ones, if any. Most probably will go on this coming Sunday and perhaps can do some street photography in Chinatown area thereafter.

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    redstone... do u know where are the remiaining godowns left along the SIngapore river? Exact location or if u have a map thats even better Thanks

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    The sole godown untouched by urban redevelopment is at Muthuraman Chetty Road.

    Two little godowns painted reddish pink.

    They are to be redeveloped soon. Had been bought over by SC Global.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waileong
    Mackenzie Road is gone. The facade has been demolished. But it's supposed to be part of a conservation and restoration project. Yeah right, just like the restored shophouses of Chinatown. Or perhaps there's hope, since it's so near Niven Road-- expats will be lining up in droves to rent them, once the restoration is done.
    Only the part beside Niven Road is a Conservation Area.
    Now a new condo is rising behind the shophouses.

    Scaffolding hides the facades. The rear had been demolished, the facade is preserved. Construction accessed by the alley.

    The part near the rear gate of Istana is going to be demolished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    There are many old buildings in SGH, some are actually still in use by the hospital adminstration. Like the old sch of nursing, vickers house, houseman quarters..etc
    But not sure if we are allowed to take photos there or not, got security guards around one leh
    Inside the SGH compound includes two National Monuments, the College Of Medicine Building and Tan Teck Guan Building.

    College Of Medicine Building looks kinda like City Hall.
    Now occupied by MOH.

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    SIT estates

    The SIT is Singapore Improvement Trust, the housing and development authority in the colonial days.

    Currently not many SIT estates remain.

    Some of them are at:

    Tiong Bahru (possiblily the biggest intact SIT estate)
    Rochor House, (Short Street Blks 11 & 12, in danger of demolition)
    Kampong Bahru
    Old Airport Estate (only some left but they had been conserved)
    Queenstown (very scattered, I can hardly identify)
    Redhill Close
    Selegie House

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezzotint
    Gosh! I din know much abt that place though but will like to check it out myself. Especially those old and abandoned ones, if any. Most probably will go on this coming Sunday and perhaps can do some street photography in Chinatown area thereafter.
    Go Jalan Tan Tock Seng and Madalay Road.

    Also at Bassien Road there's a ruin of a burnt out old colonial house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    SIT estates

    The SIT is Singapore Improvement Trust, the housing and development authority in the colonial days.

    Currently not many SIT estates remain.

    Some of them are at:

    Tiong Bahru (possiblily the biggest intact SIT estate)
    Rochor House, (Short Street Blks 11 & 12, in danger of demolition)
    Kampong Bahru
    Old Airport Estate (only some left but they had been conserved)
    Queenstown (very scattered, I can hardly identify)
    Redhill Close
    Selegie House
    Any information regarding them, are any of these SIT flats deserted due to SERS or something?

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    The Rochor House is currently empty from SERS.

    Also have some abandoned, hoarded up SIT blocks at Boon Tiong Road area, in Tiong Bahru.

    I had already suggested the Rochor House (built in 1957 or so) for conservation.


    I myself is trying hard to find the remaining SIT estates.
    I need help!!!!

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    Kusu Island indeed is a very nice island... Not much people will go there unless lunar 9th month or something... Nice beaches compared to other beaches in Singapore... Got a temple that worship turtle, sort of a lagoon thingy, breakwater... blah.. quite some time never go liao...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    St John Island more things to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    The Rochor House is currently empty from SERS.

    Also have some abandoned, hoarded up SIT blocks at Boon Tiong Road area, in Tiong Bahru.

    I had already suggested the Rochor House (built in 1957 or so) for conservation.


    I myself is trying hard to find the remaining SIT estates.
    I need help!!!!

    Just out of curiousity...who did you suggest to?

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    URA and HDB.

    Anyone knows where else I can find very old flats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    URA and HDB.

    Anyone knows where else I can find very old flats?
    And did you managed to get any reponse from them??

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    Anyone knows where else I can find very old flats?
    Well I know not much abt old flats but regarding old buildings, I happened to recall of one place i.e. Mitre Hotel, 145 Killiney Road. That place looks like a junk yard to me, pretty messy. I went there once for day shoot, wandering around the premises for some interesting subjects to shoot. A couple of weeks ago I went there with 2 friends at night, one week before Christmas. The place is really creepy and some odd things happened there.

    I'm still wondering if that place is still functioning as a hotel and renting out room for "tourists". Is it haunted or some sort?

    redstone, do you have any clues or knowledge abt this place?

    P.S. here's the map to Mitre Hotel:
    http://www.eguideglobal.com/sg/vmap....mpany_id=42948
    Last edited by Mezzotint; 1st January 2006 at 02:45 PM.

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    Yes, I've heard of it!

    It's now simply called 145 Killiney Road. No longer Mitre Hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanne
    And did you managed to get any reponse from them??

    Yes!

    Had also suggest many many others, some had already been accepted and the buildings preserved.

    One even had it's fate reversed. Once planned for demolition, now a National Monument.

    Had also suggested Istana Woodneuk and Chee Guan Chiang House for preservation.
    Next up on my list, Atbara and 7 Gallop Road.

    I'll go email the PMB and URA now.

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    any abandoned railway track/station to shoot? i've always wanted to shoot such subjects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui
    any abandoned railway track/station to shoot? i've always wanted to shoot such subjects.
    bukit timah railway station

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    bukit timah railway station
    easily accessible? you wanna organise another outing? sure support you again...
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