Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beaulieu House

It's a colonial house that's up on a hillock...
Facade of the Beaulieu House, first built as a seaside house in 1910 for a David family. Then erstwhile house of Admiral Layton, the most senior British Naval Officer in Singapore, from 1940 to 1942, who was known to host tennis parties near the house. Postwar, Senior Fleet Officers like the Chief of Staff resided here, who returned the salute to passing ships at the Sembawang Jetty just in front of the house. The building has been gazetted for conservation and now serves as a laidback seaside restaurant.

Close up view of wrought iron decorative balustrade.

Here, you see it is nestled amidst the Sembawang Park, next to the Sembawang beach. Sembawang was the site of a formal British naval base which opened in 1938. During the war, the Japanese used the naval base to repair their ships. From 1968 the base was converted for use as the Sembawang Shipyard.

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  1. That's building is very different from what I see in Newtown. I can imagine all of the formal navy parties that went on during the old days. I wonder if the restaurant is any good.
    nice pictures!

  2. Interesting history.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  3. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Irene! What a beautiful building! I love the ironwork!Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  4. What a glorious old building with lots of history within its walls. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.


Great to see you ~Irene