has always had that particular nostalgia to me...not much, but enough to bring back memories of days gone by. I grew up and went to school somewhere nearby, and somehow or rather, its development and physical changes have somewhat been something that I was indifferent about the last few decades, until I realise the true beauty that lies within during my short sojourn there recently.
Nothing can prepare me for the beautiful rows of houses and apartments that lined this estate, and I thought it was the right thing to do for the authorities to preserve them. I guess the estate's beauty too has drawn me in to then make the decision to capture these elements in my photography works.
Here is Part 1 of some of my snapshots:
Taken from Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiong_Bahru_Estate)
"Built in the 1930s, Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. It was the first project undertaken by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), a government body administered by the British colonial authority, to provide for mass public housing in Singapore. The estate consists of about 30 apartment blocks with a total of over 900 units. The apartment blocks are made up of two to five-storey flats and the units are assorted three to five-room apartments."