Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Old Changi Hospital, Singapore

Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Old Changi Hospital was replaced with the new Changi General Hospital in 1997l. Old Changi Hospital was actually intended to be a civilian facility before it became a military hospital. After the Japanese Occupation during the Second War, it was converted to a Public Hospital with a Military ward on the 3rd floor.
Old Changi Hospital

The Chinese have an old saying that one should not go to a Hospital as it is a place to die. No wonder people, even the younger people, are so reluctant to go to a Hospital.

Vacant and Isolated view of Old Changi Hopital

Old Hall Way at Changi  Hospital

Hauntings and apparitions of dead soldiers , prisoner-of-wars, windows & doors slamming and screams late at night became very popular with the curious locals and foreigners.

: Plans were drawn up for a British military base in Changi.
1927 : Clearing of land and construction began.
1935 : A hospital was built in the British military base in Changi and named RAF Hospital.
1942 : The British surrendered to the Japanese. The hospital became part of a prison camp.
1945 : The Japanese Occupation ended and the site reverted to being a British military base.
1971 : Control of the hospital was given to armed forces from Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom (ANZUK). It was renamed ANZUK Hospital.
1973 : The thousandth baby was born in ANZUK Hospital.
1975 : The hospital was given to the Singapore state, which renamed it Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Hospital.
1976 : SAF Hospital was handed over to the Ministry of Health, which combined it with Changi Chalet Hospital to form Changi Hospital.
1997 : Changi Hospital combined with Toa Payoh Hospital to form Changi General Hospital in Simei. Old Changi Hospital was vacated.

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