Built in the 1950s, the old Dakota Crescent estate was once a vibrant community, but has since given way to modern development. An enclave in a bend of the Geylang River, it is known for its low-rise shophouses and flats that surround a unique, pigeon-shaped playground. The estate will be completely demolished soon, and has become a symbol of nostalgia amidst the rapidly changing landscapes of Singapore.
Join writer Wong Koi Tet, who was born and raised in Dakota Crescent, on a meandering trail through the remnants of the place, where stories of bygone days still echo in his writing and between the brick-clad walls. Discover the unique shape, colour and scent of the place, moulded into beautiful verses that will reside in the memory forever.
城市书房，创立于 2014 年 12 月 9 日，坚信纸本书是人类不可或缺的精神粮食，致力推广以本地文学、历史、社会评论等为主的各类著作，期许为岛国新加坡的书业注入新的活力，为读者引荐更多有质量的人文读物。
City Book Room was established in 2014. This Singapore-based independent publisher was set up in the belief that books are an important food for the human mind. Its owner wishes to publish good works of fiction, poetry, history and social critique, spreading knowledge and sustaining the development of our culture.