Century-old hospital wards added to expanded Balestier heritage trail

A row of eight single-storey hospital buildings with blue roofs at Moulmein Road, built in the style of military hospitals designed by Florence Nightingale, will be included in the expanded heritage trial of Balestier.
A row of eight single-storey hospital buildings with blue roofs at Moulmein Road, built in the style of military hospitals designed by Florence Nightingale, will be included in the expanded heritage trial of Balestier.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
The Balestier heritage trail was originally launched in 2006 but the National Heritage Board conducted fresh research to add 30 new sites to the existing 26.
The Balestier heritage trail was originally launched in 2006 but the National Heritage Board conducted fresh research to add 30 new sites to the existing 26.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - A row of eight single-storey hospital buildings with blue roofs stand on a hill at Moulmein Road. Although they would not look out of place in a war movie, few people in Singapore even know about their existence.

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is aiming to change that by including the pavilion wards as a stop on its expanded heritage trail of Balestier, which was launched on Thursday (Nov 22).

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