Park Mall, the popular destination for home furnishings in Penang Road, will put up its shutters for good come end of September. It will be demolished to make way for two office blocks and a retail component.
The iconic building (Glass House) of Fish & Co will be demolished, due to redevelopment efforts by Park Mall.
I jointed the Urban Sketchers sketchwalk at Niven Road yesterday. Woke up late, so I went to the spot that I have in my mind. In order to highlight the building that part of storey units will be torn down and ‘reconstruct and reinstate’ in 10 years time.
Tunnel works to affect heritage building
The Straits Times
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
Part of a 1924 building at the edge of Selegie Road will be demolished, and later rebuilt, to make way for the construction of the North- South Corridor. This is despite the Ellison Building’s status as a conserved structure gazetted by URA. The authorities described the decision as an “exceptional course of action” that was taken after considerable study and deliberation by the agencies. They said it was a last resort after concluding that it was not possible to completely avoid the building “in order to realise an important national infrastructure”. Three of the building’s 16 two- storey units will be torn down. The affected units – 235, 237 and 239 – currently occupied by a mama shop, Colonial Bistro Cafe and part of a fruit shop, are along the building’s curved facade. LTA said it will reconstruct and reinstate the affected part of the government-owned building to its original architectural design, under the URA’s guidance, once construction of the tunnel is completed in 2026.
Went to A Lab at Changi City Point this afternoon. Had my lunch at the food court and did this sketch (2nd level). The Oasis is home to four established restaurants and bars, namely FIVE Izakaya, MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill, RessRoom and Table Manners.
This is the State Courts of Singapore (Formerly the Subordinate Courts).
Construction of the new State Courts complex, which will be thrice as big as its current building, has started since June. And to be completed in 2019.
Few of the sketchers were invited to sketch the airport terminals this afternoon. Below are the 2 sketches that I did.
Sunflower Garden at Terminal 2
Shopping Duplex at Terminal 3
Hung out with some sketchers at The Loft Cafe. Nice cosy place to spend time with family and friends.
Did this before I left to Manchester. A place that brought back lots of memories.