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Old October 5th, 2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Conservation of Police Buildings at Pearl's Hill

Hi,

I read in the masterplan for Pearl's Hill that the police buildings (Former CID building along Eu Tong Sen Street and Police HQ building along Pearl's Hill Terrace) are supposed to be conserved. Does anyone know more about this? I'm thinking of doing as an architecture project, the adaptive reuse of these 2 buildings. It'd be great if anyone could post some pictures or even drawings/plans of these buildings.

Thanks!

Here's the link to ura plans for pearl's hill:
http://www.ura.gov.sg/cudd/cawebsite...hill-intro.htm
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Old October 5th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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Maybe you can find more here:
http://www.a2o.com.sg/public/search/index.html
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Old October 5th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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what a large building...should they find a new use for it, i think it will be quite big news
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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Not only one, but a few old buildings. Not much ornamentation.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #5
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Thanks redstone! I've been searching the online archives as well, but never able to get a hit on that building, how do you manage to search for photos like these so accurately and quickly?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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Haha...

Use location. eg:

"Pearl's Hill"
"Chinatown"



use building name and/or function. eg:

"police hq"
"police headquarters"
"police station"
"police"
"Criminal Investigation Department"
"barracks"



use road name. eg:

"Pearl's Hill Terrace"




Hope it helps.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 05:02 AM   #7
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thanks! that was helpful, I realised the reason why i got no hits was because of their mispelled database- Pearl"s Hil, instead of Pearl's Hill... "Barracks" worked well though...
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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #8
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Hi,

I read in the masterplan for Pearl's Hill that the police buildings (Former CID building along Eu Tong Sen Street and Police HQ building along Pearl's Hill Terrace) are supposed to be conserved. Does anyone know more about this? I'm thinking of doing as an architecture project, the adaptive reuse of these 2 buildings.
The former Police HQ is opening for office use, along with a small bungalow next to it:



SLA identifies 6 state properties to be tenanted out for office use

5 Feb 07

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has identified six state properties to be tenanted out solely for office use, in the first half of this year.

SLA says the move is line with the government's recent initiative to make more office space available to meet the needs of financial institutions and other business services.

This is the first time that SLA is letting out state properties solely for office use.

The total estimated gross floor area to be let out is about 43,000 square metres.

Of the six properties, three are located within the Central Business District.

Most are former institutional buildings that were last used as government offices or former schools.

They come with a range of allowable tenures from three to nine years.

The six state properties in the pipeline are:
a) 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, former Police HQ
b) 18 Pearls' Hill Terrace, former training centre

c) 150 Cantonment Road, former Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)
d) 341 River Valley Road, former River Valley Primary School
e) 1801 Upper Changi Road North, former CAAS Office
f) 991 Alexandra Road, former ITE Pasir Panjang
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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #9
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What a coincidence, I was just shooting it from People's Park Cplx few days ago.


There's the officers' mess block, looks like 1960s hdb... I saw people along the corridors and cars at the carpark...
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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #10
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I think it is a really grand building...perhaps similar in stature to Red Dot....its a pity that the building has been so well-hidden from mainstream view...

That little bungalow is cute though
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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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Here is some news on the CID HQ.

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Former CID headquarters receives high bids for lease
By Lip Kwok Wai, Dylan Loh | Posted: 28 October 2012 2123 hrs



The former headquarters of Singapore's Criminal Investigation Department.

SINGAPORE: The former headquarters of Singapore's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has attracted high bids to rent its premises.

Six bids in total were received for the property's less than three-year rental lease, with the highest bid at about S$92,000 per month.

The building at Eu Tong Sen street, which has been gazetted for conservation, has a monthly guide rent of some S$43,000.

Possible uses for the property include turning it into a students' hostel or arts studio.

There is also potential for other uses when the rental lease ends in February 2015.

SLP International Property Consultants' executive director, Nicholas Mak, said: "Since only the main building needs to be preserved, there's a possibility that the developer can clear off some of the auxiliary building and still have enough space to build other buildings."

"The future development for this site could either be a hotel and a office building, or the entire development could be used as an office building," added Mr Mak.

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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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This haunted building finally see the day light




SINGAPORE: The former headquarters of Singapore's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has attracted high bids to rent its premises.

Six bids in total were received for the property's less than three-year rental lease, with the highest bid at about S$92,000 per month.

The building at Eu Tong Sen street, which has been gazetted for conservation, has a monthly guide rent of some S$43,000.

Possible uses for the property include turning it into a students' hostel or arts studio.

There is also potential for other uses when the rental lease ends in February 2015.

SLP International Property Consultants' executive director, Nicholas Mak, said: "Since only the main building needs to be preserved, there's a possibility that the developer can clear off some of the auxiliary building and still have enough space to build other buildings."

"The future development for this site could either be a hotel and a office building, or the entire development could be used as an office building," added Mr Mak.

http://izreloaded.blogspot.sg/2010/1...aranormal.html

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Old October 20th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #13
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News from mypaper on tours being conducted on the site. You can read the full article in the source link below.

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Secret police bunker on Pearl Hill open for tours
Published on Oct 20, 2015
MELODY ZACCHEUS



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News from CNA. You can read the full article in the source link below.

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‘Secret’ police bunker may stay open, be conserved
By Louisa Tang, TODAY
Posted 05 Jan 2016 21:44


TODAY reports: The Pearl’s Hill Terrace police bunker, where officers once managed critical operations was meant to be closed at the end of January 2016, but the Ministry of Home Affairs is looking to have it stay open for one or two more years.

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Old January 6th, 2016, 02:47 AM   #15
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Heard the building is haunted.
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Heard the building is haunted.
What old building in Singapore isn't said to be haunted these days?
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