I hope the dessert and appetizer whetted your appetite. Short of time and
For the disused bridge, Chun See and Andrew were the only ones who ventured a guess. Dogcom asked for clues and I almost wanted to blurt out, the appetizer is just outside the dessert. The bridge must have been "no kick" to Andrew, who is one of the founders of One° North Explorers, an urban exploration group based in Singapore. They are the pros when it comes to exploring urban ruins. In fact it was Krisgage Lee, another member of the group whom I recently befriended, who suggested visiting Turnhouse Road after I offered to drive him around in Changi.
For the building, nobody guessed the answer correctly. I thought yg came close with his community centre guess as the place once had a similar function. The building was the former SIA Group Sports Club at Turnhouse Road and the disused bridge leads to the carpark of the Club. When Krisgage told me its previous identity, my mind drew a blank. From the website, I learnt the Club was relocated to Turnhouse Road in 1982 from Paya Lebar Airport and it won an award for its architectural design. I'm not certain of its impending fate.
My buddy that day is a meticulous person and true to his urban explorer nature, he
By the time I strolled down the disused bridge to the building, Krisgage was nowhere in sight. There was a "No Trespassing" notice on the entrance and the potential intruder is warned of camera surveillance. I found out the entrance was locked too. As there was no telling what lies inside the building, I was reluctant to probe further for any security loopholes.
If I can't go in, maybe I should just go around. So I made my way to the edge of the building. I realized one can actually walk along the perimeter of the compound that is just beside a drain. The perimeter is fenced up of course and as I peered beyond the chain-link fence to what must have been a basketball court, I found the recipe for dessert 2010.
See the white dotted arrow and basketball court? I took the shot outside the court in the direction of the arrow. Aerial from Google Earth. Note Turnhouse Road is on the other side of Netheravon Road, so how did hospital staff coordinate (move patients?!) with the main Changi Hospital block?
A building, just like us, can have multiple faces. I guess most people are familiar with the front face of SIA Sports Club and may not have seen the view from the side. If you compare my dessert 2010 with the photo of the front face with the "no parking" sign, you'd agree they look different. If you turn the house, you get the answer.