Not so Old to New

Everybody knows that most of the old pre-war houses in Chinatown have been torn down and in its place have risen nameless concrete high rise building that bears no semblance to the past and is a clone of buildings all over the world.
But in the name of development, a fair number of post war high rise buildings have also been torn down and in its place have risen newer and higher buildings.
This was the old Robina House. I remembered MacDonald had its first CBD outlet here in eighties.
In its place now is a gold color shiny One Shenton.


Just around the corner at McCallum Street, there used to be this building known as Nat-West

Now it is a Residential cum Commercial Building called The Clift.

Another one that bite the dust was this popular building where one of the oldest Singapore Turf Club outlet used to be – The Asia Chamber building.

It was demolished, a worker was killed in the process and is now the Tokio Marine Building.

One Reply to “Not so Old to New”

  1. Shionge

    Can’t seem to post any comments …testing…testing….

    Yes, I remembered Robina House too….had my first interview right after my O levels…didn’t get the job ya..ended in TPC heheheh…

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