Places Trails & Tours

Home Away From Home

by Jerome Lim
15 May • 10:00am • 3 Ladyhill Road
15 May • 11:30am • 3 Ladyhill Road

What was the property at 3 Ladyhill Road used for back then? Guide Jerome Lim will share about the little known aspect of the property’s history, as well as the site’s wider history through a tour of the mansion and its expansive grounds

Home-Away-From-Home

Home Away From Home 
Dates & Time:
Sun, 15 May | 10am
Sun, 15 May | 11.30am

Venue: 3 Ladyhill Road
Fee: $5 per pax
Registration: https://sgheritagefest.peatix.com/ (Registration link will be available from Thu, 21 Apr, 12pm onwards)

Currently used by Swiss university EHL Hospitality Business School as their Singapore campus, 3 Ladyhill Road, has been used in many ways since being expanded as the stately mansion of a wealthy merchant in the 1930s. Among the roles it assumed was as a home-away-from-home during the Malayan Emergency, when it was a hostel for children of British military families stationed upcountry. Discover this little known aspect of the property’s history, as well as the site’s wider history through a tour of the mansion and its expansive grounds conducted by Jerome Lim.

The tour is supported by EHL and the Singapore Land Authority.

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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 HeritageFest tour programmes.

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