Posted by: hyacinthus | September 6, 2007

One flat – Three street addresses?

These old flats have more than 1 street address in the same block. How can that be? Read on 🙂

[Translation from the Chinese Paper – Shin Min on 4 Sep 07]

“Shin Min reported that Blk 78 near Tiong Bahru MRT Station is a HDB flat with three street addresses which included Moh Guan Terrace, Guan Chuan Street and Yong Siak Street. Due to the unique U-shape structure of this flat, the units could be facing either one of these three streets and therefore three types of addresses could be found in this single block of flat.”

Blk 78 Moh Guan Terrace, Guan Chuan Street or Yong Siak Street

Map from SLA

Front of Blk 78 


Blk 78 Moh Guan Terrace (Front of Inverted “U”)

Blk 78 Guan Chuan Street (Right of Inverted “U”)

Blk 78 Yong Siak Street (Left of Inverted “U”)

The architecture style of Blk 78 in Tiong Bahru. These pre-war flats are at least 40 years old.

A similar entry from a blog that’s all about Tiong Bahru 🙂

[Translation from the Chinese Paper – Shin Min on 5 Sep 07]

“Following Shin Min’s 4 Sep 07 report on Blk 78 in Tiong Bahru which had three street addresses, readers informed Shin Min that there are two other flats with two street addresses each. The two flats are Blk 17 in Tiong Bahru and Blk 28 in Jalan Merah which were L-shaped (Blk 78 was U-shaped). Residents in these three blocks had lived there for a long time and they had no problem identifying their correct addresses. HDB was consulted and confirmed that these three blocks were the only ones in Singapore that had more than 1 street address.”

Blk 28 Jalan Bukit Merah or Hoy Fatt Road, Brickworks Estate

Map from SLA

Blk 17 Seng Poh Road or Tiong Bahru Road

Map from SLA

Blk 17 flat is at least 40 years old and located opposite Tiong Bahru Market & Hawker Centre. 

1. Shin Min (04/09/07), p2
2. Shin Min (05/09/07), p4


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