Capturing spirit of Queenstown through cultural mapping

Volunteers Loh Kah Seng and Joseph Nair interviewing Madam Lim Ang Ah, 79, from Kian Seng provision shop in Tanglin Halt. Dr Loh and Mr Nair are part of a team of volunteers from civic group My Community working on a cultural project that aims to pie
Volunteers Loh Kah Seng and Joseph Nair interviewing Madam Lim Ang Ah, 79, from Kian Seng provision shop in Tanglin Halt. Dr Loh and Mr Nair are part of a team of volunteers from civic group My Community working on a cultural project that aims to piece together an interactive map filled with stories from residents, their old photos and oral history interviews.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

A sea change is set to happen in Queenstown.

The Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) will see 31 Housing Board blocks comprising 3,480 flats, and almost 200 market and hawker stalls, shops and eating houses in Tanglin Halt Road and Commonwealth Drive demolished.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2018, with the headline 'Capturing spirit of Queenstown through cultural mapping'. Print Edition | Subscribe