Iconic buildings up for sale

Iconic buildings up for sale: Time to bid adieu to faded landmarks?

Shop owners at Golden Mile Complex and People's Park Complex will miss the post-independence buildings as owners go for collective sales.
(Clockwise from top left) People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower.
(Clockwise from top left) People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG/KHALID BABA

Riding on the recent collective sale fever, four post-independence landmarks, known for their gritty character, might soon disappear from Singapore's skyline. The Sunday Times speaks to the people whose lives are enmeshed with the buildings.

Mr Kea Chee Tong opened his first shop at Golden Mile Tower in 1972 at the age of 29, selling stainless steel Seiko watches.

A year later, he moved to the livelier People's Park Centre in the heart of Chinatown and diversified his business to gemstones and gold jewellery.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Time to bid adieu to faded landmarks?'. Print Edition | Subscribe