Five kampung homes in Pulau Ubin to be restored for community use

Authorities engaging community on design and scope of works

From left: Denise Ho, Trikasemmart Panyaporn, Jiang Xue, Dr Imran Tajudeen, Ahmad Osman, owner of house 760D Kamariah Abdullah, Mohammad Iqbal Roslan and Lee Kah Hui.
From left: Denise Ho, Trikasemmart Panyaporn, Jiang Xue, Dr Imran Tajudeen, Ahmad Osman, owner of house 760D Kamariah Abdullah, Mohammad Iqbal Roslan and Lee Kah Hui.PHOTO: SHAHIR MAJID
(From left) Ms Jiang Xue, Ms Denise Ho and Mr Ahmad Osman, then students at NUS' Department of Architecture, during field work at House 22E on Pulau Ubin. They are part of a team of architecture graduates, led by Assistant Professor Imran Tajudeen, w
(From left) Ms Jiang Xue, Ms Denise Ho and Mr Ahmad Osman, then students at NUS' Department of Architecture, during field work at House 22E on Pulau Ubin. They are part of a team of architecture graduates, led by Assistant Professor Imran Tajudeen, who are piecing together ideas on how best to restore these structures. PHOTO: IMRAN TAJUDEEN
(From left) Ms Jiang Xue, Ms Denise Ho and Mr Ahmad Osman, then students at NUS' Department of Architecture, during field work at House 22E on Pulau Ubin. They are part of a team of architecture graduates, led by Assistant Professor Imran Tajudeen, w
First built in the 1930s, House 63C near the island's jetty, was the home of Mr Tan Bak Tee and his family for 50 years. It is among the houses that will be restored.LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO

Pulau Ubin is home to 75 kampung houses and structures but only one building on the isle is conserved - a colonial 1930s Tudor-style house on its eastern tip.

Now, effort is being ramped up to look into the restoration of Pulau Ubin's forgotten and neglected traditional kampung houses.

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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 'Five kampung homes in Ubin to be restored'. Subscribe