27 January 2012
By Lim Yan Liang
Siblings and World War II survivors (from left) Erasmus Pereira, 73, Andrew Pereira, 75, and Mary Magdeline Pereira, 70, visiting the 1940 civilian air-raid shelter at Block 78 Guan Chuan Street in Tiong Bahru. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
It was here 70 years ago, as bombs fell on the housing estate outside, that Ms Pereira was born.
Built by the now defunct Singapore Improvement Trust, the shelter was the only one of its kind to be incorporated within public housing.
It will be opened to the public for the first time next month.