Bukit Merah's SIT blocks part of new heritage trail

My Community group to preserve memories of Redhill Close estate, due to be redeveloped

Redhill Close estate, completed in 1955 by the Singapore Improvement Trust, was the first public housing in Bukit Merah. The estate is home to 21 low-rise blocks with trapezoid roofs and curved-top facades.
Redhill Close estate, completed in 1955 by the Singapore Improvement Trust, was the first public housing in Bukit Merah. The estate is home to 21 low-rise blocks with trapezoid roofs and curved-top facades.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Residents have started moving out of the 21 low-rise blocks in Redhill Close. They will be rehoused in new replacement flats in Henderson Road, expected to be ready in the second quarter.
Residents have started moving out of the 21 low-rise blocks in Redhill Close. They will be rehoused in new replacement flats in Henderson Road, expected to be ready in the second quarter.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Mention Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) estates and most people may think of those in Tiong Bahru and Dakota Crescent, but there is one in Redhill too and it may not be around for that much longer.

Redhill Close was the first public housing in Bukit Merah, completed in 1955 by the SIT.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Bt Merah's SIT blocks part of new heritage trail'. Subscribe