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SG50: Tracing Lee Kuan Yew's footsteps in Singapore's first satellite town

My Community

Friday, 7 August 2015 at 09:00 - Monday, 10 August 2015 at 12:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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Whether it is Singapore's first branch library at Queentown Public Library or the first polyclinic at Queentown Polyclinic, former PM Lee Kuan Yew has left a huge impression in Singapore's first satellite estate. Let us trace his vision of Singapore in an intimate journey through the lanes and alleys of Queenstown.

Landmarks include:
(1) Queenstown Polyclinic,
(2) Queenstown Public Library,
(3) Queenstown Sports Complex - Where Mr Lee Kuan Yew was the Guest-of-Honour for a number of NDPs
(4) Alexandra Canal Park - Where Mr Lee Kuan Yew planted numerous trees 
(5) Commonwealth Estate - Where HDB's Home Ownership for the People was launched
(6) Former Queenstown Remand Prison - Where JBJ and Chee Soon Juan were remanded
(7) Former KTM Tracks at Tanglin Halt - Where he brought his children to see trains
(8) Former Baharuddin Vocational Institute - Where he opened Singapore's first institute for arts and design. 

 

Warning: This trail may not be suitable for young children and persons with disability.

 

Duration

 

Approximate duration:  3 hours (9am to 12pm)

 

Please arrive at Queenstown MRT Station 15 minutes before 9am. The trail guides will be wearing yellow T-shirts with our distinctive CROWN logo.

 

The trail will end at Commonwealth MRT Station

 

What to bring?

 

Wear comfortable clothes (preferably long pants) and shoes.
Bring along insect repellent, EZ-Link card, a bottle of water and an umbrella

Asthmatic patients are encouraged to bring their inhaler 

 

 

 

Weather Check! 

 

Guided tours will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. We will email or SMS you to inform.
Guided tours will continue in the event of light rain.

 

For updates:

 

Join us at www.facebook.com/myqueenstown
Visit www.mycommunity.org.sg
Email myqueenstown@gmail.com 

 

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When & Where


Queenstown


Singapore

Friday, 7 August 2015 at 09:00 - Monday, 10 August 2015 at 12:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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My Community

My Community is a non-profit organisation which documents social memories, celebrates community arts and heritage and champions for greater community involvement in cultural management and urban governance in Queenstown, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru

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