Shown in this 1995 photograph is a short stretch of Clementi Road (opposite the old Reformatory) with tall shady trees and lush bushes. Clementi Road was formerly known as Reformatory Road because of a boys' home that was situated along the road. Before Clementi Town was developed in 1975, this area was largely filled with kampongs and villages with squatter-type homes, backyard trades, cottage industries and farms. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.