Bidding Farewell to Dakota Crescent

We paid a visit to Dakota Crescent sometime back.

If you have read the news, you would know that this estate will be vacated by the end of 2016 to make way for new developments under Mountbatten’s estate renewal plans.

Over here, you will find 17 low-rise brick-clad flats that were built by the Singapore Improvement Trust in the British colonial days of 1958 and handed over to its successor, the Housing Development Board (HDB), in 1960.

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Dakota Crescent bears a great resemblance to the old Queenstown estate – sleepy and quiet. I am sure there are many fond memories of this place bore by the previous and current generations of Singaporeans.

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There is a Children’s Playground as well.

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We took a walk around the estate and explore the surroundings. You might be surprised to discover a café in this neighbourhood.

Tian Kee used to be a provision shop that is now converted to a cafe, serving delicious gelato and bread.

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We need to be appreciative of this iconic place before it makes way for new development.

It was a short trip but I’m sure it would etch in M&Ms’ minds.

RazorTV has featured a good video of Dakota Crescent. You can watch it at the below link:

http://www.razor.tv/video/1197193/goodbye-dakota-crescent

How to get there
Bus: 10, 16, 30, 30E, 31, 32 and 33
Nearest MRT station: Mountbatten MRT (CC7)

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