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Cracks show up in Bugis, Bras Basah buildings

Extensive construction work causes damage to pre-war shophouses and heritage buildings

Published on Sep 22, 2013 8:19 AM

Walk through the historic Bras Basah-Bugis district and you will see plenty of heritage buildings and old shophouses.

But look closer and you may find that some of them are prematurely showing their age.

Extensive construction work in the area on the new Downtown Line has left a large and very visible crack on the facade of a section of Bugis Village in Rochor Road.

The retail enclave comprises three terraced blocks of restored pre-war shophouses.

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