A mansion where lavish parties were held.
ALKAFF Mansion at Telok Blangah Hill Park was built in 1918 for a rich trader from Yemen, Syed Abdul Rahman Alkaff. The site is part of Mount Faber ridge and it offers a magnificent view of the surrounding area.
The Mansion was surrounded by well-tended gardens and the place was used to hold lavish parties. The Alkaff family sold the building after World War II. From 1990 to 2003, the mansion was used as a restaurant specialising in serving. Dutch Indonesian rijstafel. Today, the mansion stands empty and looks run-down.
The Alkaff family built The Arcade at Collyer Quay in 1909. In 1929, they built the Alkaff Gardens. The park had a lake with rowboats and landscaped gardens. Later, the lake was filled in and Willow Secondary School was built at the site in Sennett Estate.
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|Title Annotation:||TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME; Alkaff Mansion|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2009|
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