My childhood days were spent in a pre-war shophouse owned by my great-grandparents, who operated a traditional Chinese medical hall on the ground floor, and resided on the upper levels.
I spent many carefree afternoons playing with other children in the rear court, roaming along the five-foot way and hiding up in the attic. Even though this row of traditional shophouses in Upper Bukit Timah Road have made way for new developments, those memories remain vivid in my mind, fuelling my interest in this asset class.
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