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History of Healing

This whitewashed colonial building currently holds Scanteak, a vintage wooden
furniture store.
However, in the past, it used to be a very distinct and conspicuous red building that
housed the Joo Chiat Maternal and Child Health Clinic. It was initially set up in 1907
to deal with the high infant mortality rate in Singapore at the period of time.

 

However, after World War II, the clinic shifted its focus to cater to the nation’s general public who were badly affected during the Japanese Occupation. This mural pays homage to the importance of this building in the past, that was centred around healing and
life.