|Image courtesy of My Community and Queenstown Heritage Committee|
In the year 2008, it was announced that seven blocks at Commonwealth Drive has been identified by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) for the Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers). These blocks are 10-storey blocks. By early 2014, all the residents had moved out. The replacement flats for the residents are located across the road, at Blk 50 to Blk 54 Commonwealth Drive.
On 3 Oct 2015, from 1100 to 1900 hrs, there will be a commemorative event "Goodbye 74 - 80 Commonwealth Drive" to bid farewell to one of Singapore's most iconic housing estates. The farewell event includes final access to the blocks before they are demolished.
Programmes on 3 Oct 2015 include:
1) Screening of "7 letters"
2) A photography exhibition, Forget Me Not, by Nicky Loh and Erwin Tan
3) Performances by Tay Kexin and Shigga Shay
4) Free flow of drinks and ice-cream
Endearing places, 7 blocks of public housing at Commonwealth Drive, will be demolished.
In our hearts, they will be remembered.
They are replaced.
Yet they are irreplaceable parts of our shared and collective memories.
It shall be with ambivalent feelings of loss and commemoration that I shall attend this event.
Goodbye 74 to 80 Commonwealth Drive...
|Photo courtesy of My Queenstown.|
3 Oct 2015, Sat
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Blk 74 Commonwealth Drive Carpark
Nearest MRT station: Commonwealth MRT station
Organized by My Community, Queenstown Citizens' Consultative Committee
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