End of a golden age?

Golden Mile Complex owners voted to sell en bloc despite their attachment to building

Mr Ponno Kalastree, 71, lives on the 12th floor at Golden Mile Complex, which is being sold en bloc.
Above: Mr Ponno Kalastree, 71, says his apartment at Golden Mile Complex is a good spot to enjoy fireworks and the light shows of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. Below: The stepped terrace building was originally meant to herald a new era for t
Mr Ponno Kalastree, 71, says his apartment at Golden Mile Complex is a good spot to enjoy fireworks and the light shows of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Like a monolithic cruise ship permanently "docked" by the Kallang Basin, Golden Mile Complex has a special place in the hearts of some of its long-time residents.

Mr Ponno Kalastree, 71, said he feels like a small boy navigating his way across an ocean liner whenever he walks along the lengthy corridors of the complex.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline 'End of a golden age?'. Subscribe