Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets: Digital Tour of Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) by Jerome

by Singapore Land Authority
22 May • 04:00pm

What kind of influence did Florence Nightingale have on Singapore’s healthcare system? Guide Jerome Lim will share about her indirect role in shaping the design of Moulmein Road’s former Communicable Disease Centre.


One of the ways to stem the spread of infectious diseases is to space out beds and wards. This was the principle that guided the design of the former Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) at Moulmein Road — home to a series of long, single-storey pavilion buildings. The complex, which was shut in 2018, was the site of numerous medical battles to combat infectious diseases such as HIV/Aids, polio and tuberculosis. Take part in a digital walkthrough of the historic centre’s pastoral surroundings with heritage buff and author Jerome Lim.


Missed out on the tour? Find out more about the former Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) through the article written by Jerome below!


Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets SHF 2021 edition is presented in partnership with Jerome Lim and the Singapore Land Authority.

About Jerome Lim
Jerome Lim is a heritage enthusiast, a keen photographer, and a blogger who captures Singapore’s fast evolving urban and cultural landscape through the award-winning ‘The Long and Winding Road’ blog. He is also the author of ‘Uncommon Ground: The Places You Know, The Stories You Don’t’ and co-author of ‘Secret Singapore’ through which he brings out the stories that are hidden in many of Singapore’s lesser-known sites. Through Jerome’s collaboration with the Singapore Land Authority, he has led guided visits to State Properties under the agency’s care since 2017, including several that have featured in NHB’s Battle for Singapore and Singapore Heritage Festival tour programmes.

Singapore Land Authority

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is a statutory board with the Ministry of Law. Its mission is to optimise land resources for the social and economic development of Singapore. SLA manages some 11,000 hectares of State land and about 5,000 State buildings, which have largely been tenanted out for a variety of uses. It also manages land sales, leases, acquisitions and allocation, developing and marketing land-related information, and maintaining the national land information database through digitised land information services. Being the national land registration authority for property transactions, SLA issues and guarantees land titles in Singapore. It also manages and maintains the national land survey system, where boundaries or legal limits of properties are defined, based on a coordinated cadastre survey system. The use of geospatial information is also spearheaded by SLA through a national collaborative environment where geospatial data, policies and technologies are established and defined, thereby fostering innovation, knowledge and value creation for the Government, enterprises and community.

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