Friday, 4 April 2008
Alvin, over at the Tiong Bahru Estate blog, spotted bricks from Alexandra Brickworks. These came from a chimney (yes, you read that right) of a flat, which the owner had hacked.
As you can see from the map* above, the brickworks was located at the south eastern portion of Pasir Panjang, near the corner of Pasir Panjang Road and Alexandra Road, approximately where the PSA Building currently stands.
You can view a painting of the Alexandra Brickworks by Mr Ng Eng Teng at The Literature, Culture and Society of Singapore.
Alvin also points out that bricks from Alexandra were used in our now demolished National Library.
* Dol, Ramli . The Malay Regiment, 1933-1942. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 38(1):199-243, 1965.