Bringing Queenstown's past back to life

Helping to transform this shophouse unit into a community museum are the team members behind heritage group My Community (from left): Mr Victor Li, 35, Ms Yvonne Lin (seated), 35, Ms Chen Kim Yen, 47, Ms Grace Tng, 35, Mr Kwek Li Yong, 29, Mr Choo Li
Helping to transform this shophouse unit into a community museum are the team members behind heritage group My Community (from left): Mr Victor Li, 35, Ms Yvonne Lin (seated), 35, Ms Chen Kim Yen, 47, Ms Grace Tng, 35, Mr Kwek Li Yong, 29, Mr Choo Lip Sin, 48, and Mr Jasper Tan, 29.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Heritage group to open community museum showcasing artefacts of district

In 2013, the site of the once popular Queenstown cinema and bowling centre was set to be demolished.

The leaders of civic group My Community - Mr Kwek Li Yong and Mr Jasper Tan, both 24 then - scoured the building to retrieve items such as its bowling pins. Mr Tan even scaled the building to save its neon Queensway sign.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline 'Bringing Queenstown's past back to life'. Print Edition | Subscribe