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    Default History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    Anyone has any idea where is the oldest lift in Singapore, publicly accessible?

    New 7th Storey definitely is not the oldest (built 1950s). The old Cathay Building (1939) definitely had lifts, but it had been demolished.

    Reading online, I know Supreme Court had old cage lifts, but not accessible to public. The oldest lift I know of is inside Yue Hwa Building, from 1936 (button operated). Then I remembered this:

    http://www.hotel81.com.sg/hotels_rochor.shtml

    Before renovation, this was a grey, old building. From the architecture style it looks like its from the 1930s. 5 storeys. Anyone knows if this had old lifts?

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    Wh post so many times?

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    Some glitches in the forum, the time lag, which i experienced when i tried deleting the duplicates.
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    Default Re: History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    Old Changi Hospital had a disused lift.

    Don't think you can ride in it without the unseen "lift attendant".

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    Default History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    Anyone has any idea where is the oldest lift in Singapore, publicly accessible?

    New 7th Storey definitely is not the oldest (built 1950s). The old Cathay Building (1939) definitely had lifts, but it had been demolished.

    Reading online, I know Supreme Court had old cage lifts, but not accessible to public. The oldest lift I know of is inside Yue Hwa Building, from 1936 (button operated). Then I remembered this:

    http://www.hotel81.com.sg/hotels_rochor.shtml

    Before renovation, this was a grey, old building. From the architecture style it looks like its from the 1930s. 5 storeys. Anyone knows if this had old lifts?

    http://nahgo.monkeygallery.com/Singa...y_in_the_life/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Old Changi Hospital had a disused lift.

    Don't think you can ride in it without the unseen "lift attendant".
    i stepped into it before... i didn't hear the *ding!* of the lift leaving the current floor

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    Default Re: History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    i stepped into it before... i didn't hear the *ding!* of the lift leaving the current floor
    moving downward?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shark78

    moving downward?
    Heh.. No... upwards hahaha

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    Default Re: History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    i would be interested to know too, never know when it could be useful
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    Default Re: History: Oldest lifts in Singapore?

    Lifts of the past were sometimes cage lifts, lever operated like NSSH
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