The old Woodlands Town Centre, located just before the Woodlands Checkpoint, has almost everything you’ll ever need – textile to tailor shops, old-style hawker centres and various convenience stores. But these charming old-school shops will not remain for much longer. Nearly 200 businesses there have to close shop by 2016 as the area has been chosen to be redeveloped under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers). Second-year Mass Communication students Ken Lu, Sabrina Muhleseddin, M. Shanjayan, Yeo Jen Nie and Nur Atiqah Mustafa ventured to the area to immortalise scenes and people that will soon be a thing of the past.
This is a photo essay done by second-year Diploma in Mass Communication students for a feature writing class assignment in January 2015.