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195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace’s tenant lease to be extended until the end of March 2026

The local arts hub was initially set to close in March 2025

Mingli Seet
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Mingli Seet

Great news – independent arts cluster 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace will not be facing closure just yet because its tenant lease has been extended till March 31, 2026. 

Previously, the local arts enclave was set to shut its doors in March 2025 to accommodate the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) plan to develop 6,000 housing units, as part of its masterplan to construct both public and private residences in the vicinity over the coming decade.

195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace holds a deep history embedded in Singapore's post-war narrative. The Upper Barracks once housed several units of the Singapore Police Force (SPF), such as the Radio Division, Anti-vice Unit, and the ‘A’ Division headquarters. However, in 2001, the SPF relocated to the new headquarters at the New Phoenix Park, leading to the vacating of the building.

Nestled in Chinatown, this creative hub is unlike any other space in Singapore. It serves as the home base for a diverse array of 100 businesses, spanning from tattoo studios and ceramic workshops to cafés, thrift stores and independent jewellery stores. Among its cherished occupants are the beloved bar Kult Yard and Japanese-inspired café Paaru.

There's a ton to check out at 195PH, and we're stoked to hear we'll get to hang out there a bit longer. Dive into our ultimate guide to Pearl's Hill Terrace to find out all the cool stuff you can do there.


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