Where It Happened

The former Queenstown Remand Prison at Margeret Drive, closed more than 5 months ago. However, on 22 January 2010, it was the venue for the launch of cK Calvin Klein's Spring 2010 collection in singapore.

A one-off event at the venue, it's in line with the Government's plan to give a new lease of life to former government buildings.

Future possible use of the former Queenstown Remand Prison would be to turn it into an art exhibition centre.ge through interesting hands-on activities.

 

Other old buildings given a new lease of life are:

Pearl's Hill Police HQ (Former)
Pearl's Hill Terrace /Eu Tong Sen Street
Then: Police HQ.
Now: Pearl's Hill Offices - start-ups, law firm, creative agencies

Bukit Timah Fire Station (Former)
Upper Bukit Timah Road /Old Jurong Road
Then: Fire station, with living quarters.
Now: Arts and lifestyle hub - restaurants, creative agencies, photography studio, musci school.

Traffice Police HQ (Former)
Maxwell Road
Then: Built in 1928, police barracks for the colonial Metropolitan Police Force, later used as headquarters for the Singapore Traffic Police.
Now: Red Dot Design Museum - advertising agencies, design studios and a museum showcasing product designs.

SAF Central Manpower Base (Former)
Dempsey Road
Then: British Army barracks and former SAF Central Manpower Base - national service enlistment centre.
Now: Restaurants, bars and antique shops.

Tanglin Police Station (Former)
Napier Road
Then: Police station for Tanglin area.
Now: URA offices - pending future decision of use.

People's Association HQ /Old Kallang Airport (Former)
Stadium Link /Mountbatten Road
Then: Built in 1937, Singapore's first civilian airport. It was replaced by Paya Lebar in 1955. The People's Association HQ took over the premises in 1960.
Now: Presently unoccupied - designated a heritage building, will be renovated for possible use as exhibition space and other cultural activities.

Customs House (Former) 
Maxwell Road
Then: Built in 1932, Customs & Excise Department and Film Censors Board till 1989. Subsequently, used as office space and renamed White House.
Now: Maxwell Chambers - Singapore's new international arbitration centre.

Institute of Dental Health (Former)
Alexandra Road /Hyderabad Road
Then: Built in the 1930s, Institute of Dental Health.
Now: SP Jain Centre of Management - a business school.

Where Izzit? : Old Buildings in Singapore with new uses.

 

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