Story of a lift nearing 90

Built in 1929, the lift in a former hospital is believed to be the oldest still operating here

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It has been in Singapore for almost 90 years, and seen more ups and downs than the island has in that time.

A 1929-built elevator, located in a former hospital at 5 Kadayanallur Street, is now believed to be the oldest lift still in operation here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline Story of a lift nearing 90. Subscribe