State properties under the custodianship of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) are rich in history; some played integral roles in our nation building while others invoke a sense of personal nostalgia. It is therefore, understandable that these heritage-rich properties continue to fascinate many, be it the older generation seeking to connect with their younger days or those from the younger generation looking for inspiration from a bygone era.
It is with this in mind that SLA collaborated with heritage blogger Jerome Lim of The Long and Winding Road to launch a first-of-its-kind series of guided visits to historic State properties. The series, "Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets" showcased many of these heritage properties which are hidden within plain sight, as they could be easily overlooked amongst swankier modern developments.
The visits are led by Jerome Lim and will cover eight State properties including the Old Kallang Airport, former Central Police Station and the Adam Park Estate.
Participants will be given rare and exclusive access to these sites and an introduction to the State properties by Jerome on their historical and architectural significance.
"Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets" kicked off on Saturday, 29 July 2017 with a visit to Singapore’s second power station after St James Power Station - Pasir Panjang Power Station A (PPPS) with more than 30 participants. Follow #SlaSecretSpaces on Facebook and Instagram for more information on the visits.