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.