31 Mar '16, 4am

Rochor Centre to be demolished soon

The four brightly coloured housing blocks will be demolished to make way for a new expressway. Rochor Centre, a public housing estate in the Bugis area dating back to the 1970s, will be demolished by the end of this year to make way for the new North-South Expressway, reported The Straits Times . Built in 1977, it consists of four brightly coloured HDB blocks that originally housed 183 shops and 567 households. But due to its imminent redevelopment, 106 shops have closed while 36 households have relocated as of January 2016. However, many long-time residents are saddened about having to move out of Rochor Centre. Victor Devan, 70, an Indian who speaks English, Teochew, Hokkien and Cantonese, calls it a heartland in Singapore. “It reminds me of the kampong that I grew up in when I was little.” Moving to another home is painful as they have developed great relationships with...

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