Singapore State Courts bid farewell to 'engine room' of judicial system

Singapore State Courts

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Forty-four years after setting up operations in the distinctive eight-sided building in Havelock Square, the Singapore State Courts bid farewell on Friday (Dec 13) to its home, described by the presiding judge as the "engine room" of Singapore's judicial system.

Addressing a crowd of about 450 people comprising lawyers, judges, judicial officers and court employees, Justice See Kee Oon said the building, which opened its doors on Sep 15, 1975, had served well over the decades.

He described how the nine-story building presented some challenges with its "distinctive character" when it first opened, and how navigating its spaces took him some time to get used to. [read more]

Source: Lydia Lam - CNA