Concern over future of colonial-era terraced houses

SLA says tenants will be engaged in the event of development plans for Jalan Hang Jebat homes

Jalan Hang Jebat residents Jean-Luc Amerasinghe (left, front row), with his father Brian Amerasinghe, neighbour David Santhanansamy, Mr Santhanansamy's wife Esther Jane De Rozario, and Mr Amerasinghe's wife Iris Tan Lay Lan, outside their houses with
Jalan Hang Jebat residents Jean-Luc Amerasinghe (left, front row), with his father Brian Amerasinghe, neighbour David Santhanansamy, Mr Santhanansamy's wife Esther Jane De Rozario, and Mr Amerasinghe's wife Iris Tan Lay Lan, outside their houses with their pet dogs. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Another slice of old Singapore could disappear with the colonial-era terraced houses in Jalan Hang Jebat near Portsdown Avenue possibly being replaced by new homes.

Residents on tenancy agreements with the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), as well as some heritage experts, are concerned over the potential loss of the site's natural and man-made heritage elements. They are urging the authorities to conduct impact assessment studies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2020, with the headline 'Concern over future of colonial-era terraced houses'. Subscribe