From houses on stilts to eco-houses: Former Lazarus islanders fondly recall their old home

In 1988, the then Singapore Tourist Promotion Board called for tenders to turn the then 33ha Lazarus Island into a beach resort. PHOTOS: NANYANG SIANG PAU, SENTOSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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SINGAPORE – Lazarus Island to many Singapore residents is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland – now even more so, with tiny houses being built there for short stays – but to Mr Rabull Jalel Kasman, it was once home.

Before he was resettled in 1975, the 81-year-old spent languid days teaching at a school that used to be on the island.

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