This 1985 photograph shows one of the buildings of Grand Hotel, located at Still Road South. The Victorian-style building has architectural features like decorative arches and plaster facade decorations. A lamppost with decorative details can be seen along the driveway. Grand Hotel, a Victorian-style complex was built in 1917 and used as a private residence by Moona Kadir Sultan, a wealthy Indian merchant. The complex was then- named Karikal Mahal, after the merchant’s hometown of Karikal in Tamil Nadu (India). Grand Hotel itself was established in 1947 and closed in 2000. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.