Discovering Singapore's Best Kept Secrets: Digital Tour of Old Changi Hospital by Jerome

by Singapore Land Authority
8 May • 04:00pm

Deep in the heart of Changi lies a former hospital where patients were treated to therapeutic vistas of the sea. Join guide Jerome Lim on a digital walkthrough of Old Changi Hospital and take in the sights for yourself.

Old Changi Hospital

Old Changi Hospital started life as a camp for Royal Engineers in the 1930s. It was converted for use as a hospital in 1947 to serve the Royal Air Force (RAF) Station Changi. It was one of the RAF’s best medical facilities. Among other things, patients appreciated its proximity to the sea. Heritage blogger and author Jerome Lim, who has collaborated with SLA for the Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets series of State property tours, will walk you through the history of the former hospital and point out architectural features that worked well for patient care and recovery. 


Missed out on the tour? Find out more about the Old Changi Hospital 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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