Bid to save old CDC in Moulmein from wrecking ball

Duo hope to retain key historical buildings at Moulmein site where public health crises were fought

An aerial view of the sprawling compound of the Communicable Disease Centre, which is dotted with long, standalone, one-storey pavilion buildings that were spread out to control the spread of infectious diseases. The site has been earmarked by the UR
An aerial view of the sprawling compound of the Communicable Disease Centre, which is dotted with long, standalone, one-storey pavilion buildings that were spread out to control the spread of infectious diseases. The site has been earmarked by the URA for residential development. ST FILE PHOTO
An aerial view of the sprawling compound of the Communicable Disease Centre, which is dotted with long, standalone, one-storey pavilion buildings that were spread out to control the spread of infectious diseases. The site has been earmarked by the UR
The famous “or sai” (black lion in Hokkien) emblem at the main entrance of the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC), located in Moulmein Road. ST FILE PHOTO
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Towering apartment blocks could replace the country's last sprawling low-rise medical complex in Moulmein Road - the former Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) where public health crises were battled for more than a century.

The site has been earmarked by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for residential development, and previous news reports note plans to demolish it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2019, with the headline Bid to save old CDC in Moulmein from wrecking ball. Subscribe