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Thursday, June 12, 2008

The nature, the rent, the haunt, the traditional colonial house

This is from the article, In Singapore, a House Steeped in Tradition, in the New York Times, Great Homes and Destinations by By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop about a house at S$22000 rent.

The Pickerings’ is one of 33 black-and-white houses around the Mount Pleasant area; there are similar pockets elsewhere in the city. The houses are magnets for expatriates but unloved by Singaporeans, for whom they have sinister associations. “Some of the more senior taxi drivers don’t like to come here at night,” Mrs. Pickering said. “These houses were taken over by the high command of the Japanese military during the Second World War, and some Singaporeans believe they’re haunted.”

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