Black and White Houses, Past and Present

A half day walk that spans more than a century, and counting.

Besides shophouses the black and white houses leave their marks of colonial glory and remain an architectural witness to rule of British empire to this day.

These houses had to adapt to our climate and local culture, be practical and comfortable, yet a constant homesick reminder to its occupants.

Our walk begins at Botanic Garden, to Gallop extension,  Dempsey Hill, Dawson, break at Mei Ling St hawker centre, along Green Corridor to Wessex Estate, and end at Tanglin Halt. One of the prettiest routes you will find in modern Singapore.

Let’s make a date with this walk and enjoy a great Saturday morning together. Hope to see you all at the walk.

Date : 26 Nov 2022  Saturday
Time : 7:45am – 12.30pm
Duration : Approx 5 hrs
Meeting venue : 7.45am at bus stop outside Botanic Gardens MRT

Walking Distance : about 11 km
Grading : Moderate
Group Size :  max 20
Cost : SAC member S$7, Non SAC member $10
What to bring : wear light comfortable apparels, covered walking shoes, drinking water, snacks, cap/hat, sunblocked lotion, suglasses, rain-gear
Leader : Lim Wee Yin, ‪96618989 (SMS or Whatsapp only)
Register by :  12 Nov 2022

How to register : contact Mei Foong

How to Register:

1· Get in touch with the trip leader by sending an email to the email address indicated; or

2· Contact the trip leader by using the contact number indicated;

3. Await acknowledgement and further instruction from the trip leader.


1) There will be no refund for withdrawal from an activity.

2) Transfer of fee to another activity is not allowed.

3) Generally, places are available on a first-come- first-served basis.

4) Activities are subject to the rules in the MC (Management Committee) and the Activity Handbook.

5) Date and cost of activities may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


Statement of Indemnity:

All participants of SAC activities are deemed to have given their consent to indemnify the Club and its leaders, organiser(s) / helper(s) against any injury and/or loss of life or properties sustained during any of these activities.



Nov 26 2022


7:45 am - 12:30 pm