In 2011, it was announced that Rochor Centre will be one of the landmarks demolished by 2016 to make way for the North-South Expressway.
This will affect residents of all four residential blocks, including residents of the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. Resident and retailers who meet the criteria will be offered compensation, and assistance will be provided for them to move to new locations.
How does one compensate culture?
Or is culture something not even worth considering when you measure it against economic growth?
Goodbye, Rochor Centre.
Soon, you will disappear physically, only to remain as the subject of grandparents’ stories and history textbooks, if mentioned at all.