Sunday, June 21, 2009

Braddell Estate Neighbourhood Committee

Braddell Estate Neighbourhood Committee

Glad to know that that there is a website on Braddell Heights at

Also glad to know that the history/facts of braddell heights
is adapted from the article from this website at October 18, 2008
- Braddell Heights Private Estate by Kelvin Tan 5 Oct 2008

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Braddell Heights Estate with Rain Clouds

Braddell Heights Private Estate with Condo (Now redevelops to Arcacia) and Looming Rain Clouds in the Background

Braddell Heights Estate with Bishan Flats and Glorious Clouds

Braddell Heights Private Estate with Bishan Flats and Glorious Pink Clouds in the Background

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Braddell Heights from Sommerville Road with Bishan & Toa Payoh flats in the background

Braddell Heights from Sommerville Road with Bishan & Toa Payoh flats in the background. Kelvin Tan Copyrights

Note the yellow big building on the left was Tan Mansion (if I remember correctly) which will be D'Almira 25 Units Condomunium. Website is at (as of April 2009)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Night Scene Braddell Heights

Night scene of Braddell Heights at Sommerville Road. In the background are the housing blocks and condos of Serangoon

Kelvin Tan copyrights

Friday, March 27, 2009

Interest in Braddell Heights

Noted people are interested in Braddell Heights, one of Singapore older private estate with a rich history.

My whole long post on the history and street names of Braddell Heights Private Estate (Kelvin Tan 5 Oct 2008) was repeated in another blog on a Sommerville Regency (Freehold Cluster House in Singapore at Lorong Selangat) on January 15, 2009

Interesting to note that Sommerville Regency (at Lorong Selangat, off Sommerville Road) is named after as Sommerville Regency and not Selangat Regency. I suppose it sounds smoother and a English origin name may rhyme better than a Malay origin name for Regency. A lot of European names are used nowadays. In fact along Sommerville Road there are the Arcacia and the D'Almira - both European names.

Braddell Heights Estate with a predominance of Chinese residents has both English (British) and Malay street names and flavour. So it fits new housing projects to adopt either European or Malay sounding names. However it seems that European names rather than Chinese or Malay are more in vogue. The expatriate Ang Mohs are also increasingly seen in and around the Estate.

Kelvin KH Tan
Braddell Heights