18 Jul '11, 6am

With National Day around the corner, here's a look at how the HDB flat has evolved through the years.

Yeo siblings Larry, 55; Cheng Hoon, 65; Cheng Guat, 61; and Louis, 63, visiting their old Queenstown neighbourhood, where their 88-year-old mother still lives. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN WHEN Mr Louis Yeo visits his 88-year-old mother in Queenstown, he is often reminded of the humble beginnings of one of Singapore's oldest HDB estates. The 63-year-old businessman is the third of 10 children born to Madam Lim Bee Geok and the late Mr Yeo Boon Seng, who moved into the area in 1961 after the Bukit Ho Swee fire which killed four people and left thousands homeless. Then, the estate - named in honour of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953 - was nothing like it is today. Where Queensway Road and Alexandra Road now stand, the then-swampy valley was flanked by hills occupied by a rubber plantation and a cemetery. 'Our surroundings were just mud and construction sites. The flyover at...

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