Abandoned Singapore: Old Changi Hospital

Old Changi Hospital, located on the North East tip of Singapore was constructed by British forces in the 1930s as part of the RAF Changi military base. It remained in use as a hospital, under many different names and managements, until it was vacated in 1997 when operations shifted to Changi General Hospital at Simei.

Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore

As of the time of this article [2020], the site is currently off limits to the general public and is managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), who occasionally rent the spaces out as a set location for local films and television dramas.

Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore

The hospitals wards were flanked by large open corridors which provided good natural ventilation and daylight to penetrate through the spaces. From the verandas one can just about view the sea, which lies only a few hundred meters away through the dense foliage. Presumably when these gardens were well maintained a clear view of the sea could be had from many of the blocks and a fresh sea breeze would flow through the wards.

Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Abandoned Old Changi Hospital, Singapore

Various ideas have been put forward for the adaptive reuse of the site, including proposals for a school, hostel, chalet and arts venue. In 2008, a tender was awarded to to build a luxurious spa-resort, however the project fell through, and the site was returned to the state in 2010 after the three-year lease expired. [1]  The future of the site remains uncertain.


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