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Don't forget National Aerated Water Company

I read with interest Bryna Singh's story, No Cookie-Cutter Look For Khong Guan Factory (Life, March 5). The Khong Guan Biscuit Factory, which was given conservation status in 2005, has been a landmark since the early 1960s.

While I was thinking about gazetted buildings, another factory came to mind: the National Aerated Water Company in the Serangoon Road and Moonstone Lane area.

Like the Khong Guan Biscuit Factory then, it was part of Singapore's history of light industrial buildings and an example of post-war modern architecture. It should be given conservation status. Let us not lose another historical building.


De Souza Dennis Gordon

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Don't forget National Aerated Water Company'. Print Edition | Subscribe