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December 1936 – First Public Housing.The first block at Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s first public housing built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), was completed and occupied by December 1936. Mainly three- to five-storey tall, the Tiong Bahru pre-war flats still exist today. One of them, Block 78 at Guan Chuan Street, also possesses Singapore’s sole remaining public air-raid shelter.

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Singapore’s Grandfathers’ Roads – Legacies of Our Pioneers

Last weekend, a campaign called “Is this your grandfather’s road?” was carried out at Tiong Bahru estate to discourage motorists from parking illegally and obstructing the traffic. The “grandfather’s road” phrase has been always a popular and catchy one, and seems a good fit to use in an old housing estate where all its roads were named after Chinese pioneers. A question comes to mind: What are the roads in Singapore that were named after the early pioneers of Singapore?

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