Former Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong took to social media to reminisce on his days as a schoolboy exploring the CBD.
In a Facebook post on Monday (Sep 28), Mr Goh shared a photo of the Ascott Raffles Place and wrote: “Walkcation nostalgia: This building used to be known as the Asia Insurance Building”.
“When I passed there occasionally as a school boy, I would crane my neck to gaze at the tall building. At 82 metres, it was once the tallest building not just in Singapore but also in South-east Asia”, Mr Goh added.
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore is housed within a restored 1950s heritage structure and features an Art Deco façade. It is a serviced residence.
“Now it is a dwarf in Singapore”, Mr Goh added.
“We need them to anchor our memories”, Mr Goh wrote.
Walkcation nostalgia: This building used to be known as the Asia Insurance Building. When I passed there occasionally as…
Along with his post, he also shared a photo of himself and his wife posing with Marina Bay Sands in the background.
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