dakota crescent

by mandaceehb

Formed in 1958, Dakota Crescent is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. Sadly, it is set for redevelopment and will be vacated by end-2016.

An old man sits on the curb staring at the people who have brought bulky cameras with them (including me), people who have come only after knowing that the place is soon to be gone. It is not fair, because he has lived here all his life, but we only tread into his quiet neighbourhood in its last years and disrupt the familiarity he has always known.

But it was lovely to have been there, to have immersed myself in an environment that is so atypical of the Singapore we encounter everyday. No architecture will quite look like it again.

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