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Does anyone know what this building is? It's been recently refurbished. New creamy/beige paint job. Wondering what it's going to be used for.
 

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I read that it is the former Fairfield School.

No idea what it is now, except that it looks like its part of the Police HQ.

Also wonder whats up with the sealed windows -_-
 

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someone must have plans because it hasn't looking very nice last year - it's been done up in the past few months, i think.

curious....
 

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I took a closer look at the building.

It seems that there is ongoing work there, and they boarded up the windows. It looks like its still under wraps.



I noticed that it is actually 3-storeys, the first floor or basement is flushed into the depression.

 

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It is part of the police HQ, it is too close to the main building, maybe even there is a linkage within the two building from behind.......?????
 

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If the building is part of the police complex than it is probably under their care.

I was quite relieved to see that it wasnt a case of a building demolished and the facade just stuck on to the new complex :yes:
 

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If the building is part of the police complex than it is probably under their care.

I was quite relieved to see that it wasnt a case of a building demolished and the facade just stuck on to the new complex :yes:
Do you think the roof panels are original?



It was built by the PWD in 1912 and was vacated im 1983, the same year that the Fairfield Methodist schools (sec & pri) separated and moved to Dover.

http://www.fmps.moe.edu.sg/home/profile/history/content.htm

The school was founded on 4th August 1888 by Miss Sophia Blackmore. It started with 8 little Nonya girls in a house in Cross Street. Later, it moved to Telok Ayer Street and was known as Telok Ayer Girls' School.

In 1912, the school moved to 178 Neil Road and was renamed Fairfield Girls' School as the building was put up with a substantial donation of US$5,000 from an American, Mr Fairfield. Its name was later changed to Fairfield Methodist Girls' School in 1958.

The school was run by expatriate principals until the outbreak of the War in 1941.

After the war, the school functioned for a short while on borrowed premises in Pearls' Hill School under the headship of the late Mrs Lim Bock Kee. In 1946, the premises in Neil Road were returned to the school authorities. Mrs Lim Bock Kee remained as the principal until 1959. She was succeeded by Miss Lim Geok Kheng, an 'old' girl as well as old teacher of the school. Miss Lim was the principal until her retirement in December 1982. The retirement of Miss Lim also marked the end of a chapter in the history of Fairfield.

It ceased to be a full all-girls' school and it was named Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Fairfield Methodist Secondary School. Another marked change was that both schools become co-educational and the significance of all these is that it became the first Methodist School to be re-located and to go co-educational.

Fairfield Methodist Primary School started off with 1455 pupils in 37 classes. Miss Cheong Yuen Lin became its first principal. She was with the school until 1988 when she was posted to the Ministry of Education to become an Inspector of Schools.

Miss Dorothy Ho succeeded Miss Cheong as Principal of the school in 1989. After having served the school for more than a decade, she retired at the end of 2001. Mrs Tan Shook Fund took over the principalship in 2002.

The school was officially declared open on 2nd August 1985 by Bishop Ho Chee Sin of the Methodist Church in Singapore.
But between 1983 - 2004, what happened?
 

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Speaking of Onraet Rd / Mt Pleasanr area, thats a place that has quite a substantial amount of bungalows and colonial stuff....
 
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