SCGS old girls launch campaign to conserve former 37 Emerald Hill campus

Former SCGS students (from left) Daphne Yuan, Lim Swee Keng, Sarah Lin, Melisa Chan, Natalie Kwee and Jackie Lin are planning to save their old school compound at 37 Emerald Hill.
Former SCGS students (from left) Daphne Yuan, Lim Swee Keng, Sarah Lin, Melisa Chan, Natalie Kwee and Jackie Lin are planning to save their old school compound at 37 Emerald Hill.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The facade of the school building of the former Singapore Chinese Girls' School.
The facade of the school building of the former Singapore Chinese Girls' School.PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - A group of forward-looking Chinese men including lawyer Sir Song Ong Siang set up one of Singapore's first secular schools for girls in 1899.

Now, a group of old girls from Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) are stepping forward to save 37 Emerald Hill - its former campus of almost 70 years - from potential redevelopment.

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