The Big Read: Tanjong Katong Complex — Run-down but not out

Surrounded by tall, sleek glass buildings, Tanjong Katong Complex stands out with its heavy concrete facade.

While it is commonly known as a place that serves the Malay community, particularly during the Hari Raya festive season, there is another aspect of its history that younger Singaporeans may be less aware of.

Located at the intersection of Sims Avenue and Tanjong Katong Road, the 204,514 square feet mall was opened in 1983 with much fanfare as it was the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) first air-conditioned shopping complex.

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