- POSTED: 15 Sep 2013 20:58
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Singapore's oldest housing estate, Queenstown, turns 60 on 27 September but celebrations are already taking place.
SINGAPORE: Singapore's oldest housing estate, Queenstown, turns 60 on 27 September but celebrations are already taking place.
The estate was named in 1953 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.
To commemorate the special occasion, the community is staging the inaugural My Queenstown Festival from 13-29 September.
The festival features performances, concerts and exhibitions inspired by Queenstown or performed by Queenstown residents.
Joining residents at a street parade on Sunday was Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Heng Chee How, who is a former Queenstown resident.
Queenstown was an ambitious project in the 1950s to tackle overcrowding woes in Chinatown.
But by 1980, its younger residents had headed to newer estates due to a lack of development in the ageing estate.
In the last two decades, many iconic landmarks in Queenstown were demolished.
But the estate is set for rejuvenation over the next decade.