Adieu to Tanglin Halt, one of Singapore's oldest estates

Long-time residents are moving out as the estate is set to be rejuvenated as part of Sers project.

76-year-old Madam Soh Kim Tee was 16 when she moved into the estate with her family.
76-year-old Madam Soh Kim Tee was 16 when she moved into the estate with her family.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Madam Leong Mei, 76, and her husband, Mr Yee Kong Hoi, 82, bought a three-room flat at Block 31 in 1973 after they got married.
Madam Leong Mei, 76, and her husband, Mr Yee Kong Hoi, 82, bought a three-room flat at Block 31 in 1973 after they got married.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Lee Boo Song, 70, has been running Hock Ann Confectionery at Block 46-3 since 1986, selling baked goods.
Mr Lee Boo Song, 70, has been running Hock Ann Confectionery at Block 46-3 since 1986, selling baked goods.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Flats along Tanglin Halt Road next to Queensway Underpass, on May 29, 2021.
Flats along Tanglin Halt Road next to Queensway Underpass, on May 29, 2021.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Residents of 3,480 flats in 31 blocks in the estate will soon have to move under the Housing Board's Sers project.
Residents of 3,480 flats in 31 blocks in the estate will soon have to move under the Housing Board's Sers project.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - For the last 54 years, a flat at Block 45 Tanglin Halt has been Madam Soh Kim Tee's home.

She was 16 when she moved into the estate with her family. At 20, she got married and the couple moved out for two years, but they returned after buying the current unit.

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