The MRT series – Queenstown (EW19)

Was this named in honour of Queen Elizabeth? Absolutely! That’s because until 1965, this island was a crown colony. And this part of town was developed in the 1950s.

You might note that the first HDB flats were built here as an extension from Tiong Bahru (here). It is also here that one will find landed terrace houses that are actually public housing… huh? That’s right, you read it right!

Yeah, in a few spots on the island these rare homes were built back in the 1960s… Did you spot them while walking here? Where else do you think they can be found on our little island?

It’s incredible in some ways. These landed public housing almost next to newer ones that tower over them at 30+ floors. Wow. What a contrast indeed.

Redhill (EW18)

→Commonwealth (EW20)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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