Singapore's Vanishing Public Housing Estates
Singapore’s Vanished Public Housing Estates is an upcoming black-and-white publication by independent photographers, KC Koh and Eugene Ong. The book features over 25 now-vanished early public estates and precincts by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) and Housing Development Board (HDB) along with essays on the history of early housing in Singapore. Instead of having chapter dividers that are repetitive and often too easy to ignore, readers are forced to notice various forms of ephemeral such as collected postcards, HDB eviction notices, vintage maps and memorabilia related to each estate sandwiched within the book. These inserts serve as chapter dividers as well as a brief write up of each of its history encouraging readers to explore and read on.