Ministerial Committee report on 38, Oxley Road

Experts generally in favour of preserving 38, Oxley Road given its historical significance

Yale-NUS historian Tan Tai Yong said the outright demolition of 38, Oxley Road would deprive the country of a significant historical landmark.
Yale-NUS historian Tan Tai Yong said the outright demolition of 38, Oxley Road would deprive the country of a significant historical landmark.PHOTO: ST FILE

Heritage and history experts are generally in favour of preserving 38, Oxley Road given its historical significance.

But they are split on whether the "intermediate" option proposed by the Ministerial Committee - to preserve just the basement dining room and tear down the rest of the property - is ideal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Experts for preservation, but split on intermediate option'. Subscribe