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.