Here is the answer to Old Singapore Quiz (8):
Geylang RoadIn fact the house is situated between Lorongs 35 and 37 at address 681 Geylang Road.
The reason for YG's deliberate comment about the "heavy chested" Chinese woman should now be obvious. For those still in the dark, that is the time when you should visit Geylang to find out, i.e. when it is dark. However sometimes, such activities occur in the daytime as well. But mostly, these activities happen after sunset and are confined to the even-numbered lorongs around Lorong 20 (plus or minus a few lorongs).
Okay, enough said about that
A few days ago, I passed by 681 Geylang Road and it looked like this:
So Question No. 6 in my last post is pertinent:
"Will it be demolished soon or will an impending makeover completely deprive it of its original character, like what has happened to so many other similar buildings in Singapore?"Do you know the answer to that question? I certainly don't... but I fear the worst.
Update on 8 Jun 09:
I found this Chinese video from this blog post dated 21 Oct 2007 (click to play):
Besides giving you a close-up view of the house and its compound, the video also reveals some interesting information about the house and its owners. According to the narrator, the house is distinctively Malay in style and is gazetted for conservation. It has been left vacant for 15 years (17 years now).
The original owner of the house was an Arabic merchant. When he passed away 15 years ago, he bequeathed the house to his 5 children. However, his children subsequently sold the house to another party.
Update on 10 Jun 09:
Surprise, surprise! This house is going to be turned into a hotel.