Mansion with a mission

4 Jun 2009, Be MUSE Magazine

Memories live on in old houses. New houses, on the other hand, are empty and boast no history. Most start on a blank slateļ¼Œanticipating the lives that will grow into them. One notable exception is the Tan Chin Tuan Mansion, a residential building at 42 Cairnhill Road that embarked on a second life with a wealth of history, thanks to an outstanding conservation effort that marries modem engineering with sensitive restoration.