Saving Singapore's modern buildings

The man behind the design of Golden Mile Complex talks about the iconic building's preservation, the early nation-building days and the future of urban development.

When security firm owner and former army major Ponno Kalastree decided to buy an apartment in Golden Mile Complex in 1989, he had no idea he would be buying a gold mine.

Not only is the Modernist building gazetted for conservation, but it is also up for en-bloc sale as 85 per cent of its owners have expressed their wish to sell their units.

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