1961: Official opening of the first phase of the new Bukit Ho Swee housing estate by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, in September. He told Bukit Ho Swee fire victims that within a year they will be housed in flats on the site of the disastrous fire. The first completed blocks of flats, containing one-room, semi-communal units, are all occupied by fire victims. The rent is $20 a month.
ST FILE PHOTO: HAN HAI FONG