Singaporetourismmap: Neo Tiew - An Abandoned Hdb Estate

Yet i time again I'm playing grab upwardly equally this was something I genuinely did a long fourth dimension agone but am solely only managing to post.  I'd heard (and read) a fiddling fleck previously most an abandoned HDB estate inward Singapore.  I've ever been interested inward abandoned buildings together with despite Singapore's willingness to continually prepare at that topographic point are surprisingly quite a few dotted around.  Though many aren't easily accessible (if at all) or at least, inward some cases, I don't fancy trying to acquire to them.  I hence assumed this house was belike inward the same category of incredibly hard to acquire also together with it was solely when I stumbled across this list of things to produce inward Singapore earlier you lot die (number twoscore on the listing past times the way) that myself together with a friend figured it powerfulness genuinely live a possibility.

Although Singapore isn't just big I acknowledge that sometimes places seem a long agency away but getting hither definitely wins the prize for the longest journeying I've done I'm sure.  By the fourth dimension nosotros got at that topographic point nosotros seemed to receive got been on diverse buses all twenty-four hours together with had gradually left behind condos, HDB estates together with their communities for a landscape of diverse huge graveyards together with armed forces bases.  It was some other reminder that if you lot know where to hold back for it at that topographic point is however a lot of opened upwardly infinite inward Singapore.  By the fourth dimension nosotros got off our final autobus most of our beau passengers were servicemen (we were sure as shooting the solely women on board) together with nosotros no incertitude looked equally if we'd got hopelessly lost somehow!  Despite appearances though nosotros were just where nosotros wanted to live together with heading to the abandoned estate.

The buildings appear to receive got had a lick of pigment when compared to photos on other weblog posts

Neo Tiew Road where the estate is located was named after Mr Neo Tiew (1883 - 1975) inward recognition of his contributions towards developing the Lim Chu Kang village.  He led workers to clear the forested areas nearby, paved roads, built workers quarters, grew kokosnoot trees together with developed pineapple, squealer together with poultry farms.  He also laid the start mini-mart inward the surface area to ensure a constant render of daily necessities for  the workers.  Later he also helped to prepare a schoolhouse together with a delivery infirmary too.

The estate was built inward 1979 together with shut inward 2002 alongside the residents moved to Jurong West.  The abandoned flats are accompanied past times a moisture marketplace together with a playground and somehow it is i of those left behind places inward Singapore that has managed to survive.  I gauge this may receive got something to produce alongside the fact that the armed forces directly usage it for exercise exercises at times.  I've since learnt that the estate was also known equally Lim Chu Kang Rural Centre.  Apparently a publish of HDB estates from this catamenia were known equally such because they housed relocated farmers who were together with so allowed to proceed their farming activities.  This was phased out presently later on equally Singaporeans were encouraged to accept upwardly non-agricultural jobs instead.

The estate playground through the fence

In many of the photos I'd seen of the house the buildings hold back equally I imagine an abandoned edifice would do, a fiddling run downward together with inward ask of some TLC.  When nosotros arrived it was somewhat surprising together with so to encounter that the buildings appeared to receive got been painted together with spruced up.  They sure as shooting didn't hold back similar they haven't been lived inward since 2002.  Similarly, together with inward contrast to the posts I'd read where people had managed to explore the interior of the buildings, the whole surface area directly seemed to live securely fenced off alongside enough of signs alarm you lot to hold out.  I had got the impression from other posts that it was accessible when non beingness used for armed forces exercises.  This though did non hold back to live the illustration whatsoever to a greater extent than together with equally a resultant neither of us were going to produce anything to a greater extent than than hold back at it from the exterior of the perimeter fence.  We wandered around trying to soak upwardly a fiddling of the house through the fencing together with taking photos, earlier heading back.

I receive got to acknowledge this was a fiddling disappointing given our epic (by Singapore standards) journeying to acquire there.  Remember if you lot create upwardly one's heed to view hither you lot may solely live able to sentiment it through the combat together with at that topographic point genuinely is nil else around, apart from a convenient autobus halt to accept you lot dorsum again, so brand sure you lot accept H2O alongside you lot at least.  Nonetheless though it was however a fun twenty-four hours together with I got to encounter a role of Singapore I'd non visited before.  I also noticed enough of other fiddling things that looked interesting inward the full general surface area which hopefully at some betoken I'll live able to acquire dorsum to together with investigate further.

As I mentioned I visited the Neo Tiew estate alongside a friend together with beau blogger.  You tin displace read her trouble organisation human relationship of our view on her weblog here.  I also institute the next weblog posts useful together with informative whilst looking for data most this area.

Remember Singapore - Neo Tiew Estate

Explore! - Neo Tiew - Abandoned Housing Estate

Vincent's Travel Journal - Neo Tiew HDB

Singapore: Lost & Filed - Kranji Heritage Trail (part 1)

The Neo Tiew surface area is included equally role of the Kranji Heritage Trail which was launched inward 2011 together with covers several historical together with agricultural places of involvement inward the Kranji area. Have a hold back at their useful website here for to a greater extent than details of what else you lot tin displace encounter together with view inward this role of Singapore.


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