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SINGAPORE TRIVIA: THE FIRSTS AND LASTS

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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Pasir Ris Red House… A Legend No More

The private residence at 191 Jalan Loyang Besar was once a favourite haunt for thrill-seeking youngsters in their supernatural-hunting activities. Nicknamed the Pasir Ris Red House (or Loyang Red House), the building had been nominated by the local paranormal groups since the nineties as one of the three most haunted “coloured” houses in Singapore; the other two being the White House (Punggol Matilda House) and the Green House (Hillview Mansion).

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REMEMBER SINGAPORE: NEO TIEW ESTATE

In Lim Chu Kang, there is a small public housing area known as Neo Tiew Estate (or Lim Chu Kang Rural Centre). The whole area was en-bloc in 2002, with the residents shifted to Jurong West. The estate was vacated since then, and is currently used for FIBUA (Fighting in Built-Up Areas) trainings by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

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Beach Road Army Market

The Army Market at Beach Road is one of those old familiar places in Singapore that is famous for its consolidation of shops selling similar goods. Like the Sungei Road Thieves Market which sells second-hand stuffs, or Victoria Street Wholesale Centre that specialises in groceries and dry provisions, ask any male Singaporeans for sources of military apparel and paraphernalia and the answer you would likely to get is the Beach Road Army Market.

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