Civic group seeks to conserve flats in Queenstown

Units in Stirling Road are among the first homes built by HDB

Architecture researcher Jeremy John Kum, 24, and volunteer guide Betty Huang, 52, from civic group My Community, which produced a heritage assessment report on the homes in Stirling Road. The 34-page report has been submitted to the Urban Redevelopme
Architecture researcher Jeremy John Kum, 24, and volunteer guide Betty Huang, 52, from civic group My Community, which produced a heritage assessment report on the homes in Stirling Road. The 34-page report has been submitted to the Urban Redevelopment Authority.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Singapore's oldest town is undergoing rapid development and redevelopment. By 2027, more than 5,000 new homes could be launched in Queenstown, according to details from an upcoming traffic study of the area.

In the light of the estate's property resurgence, a group is looking to save the first homes ever constructed by the Housing Board in Stirling Road, as HDB marks its 60th anniversary next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 10, 2019, with the headline 'Civic group seeks to conserve flats in Queenstown'. Subscribe