Monday, August 06, 2018

Hyderabad Road


Another Singapore Land Authority Secret location. This is SP Jain School of Global Management at 10, Hyderabad Road. A heritage site and it used to be the Dental Institute in a lush environment. Before that, it was the Alexandra Barracks. The probable origins of the road’s name would be the Russell’s Infantry’s 95th Battalion, who were stationed at Alexandra Barracks from 1905 to 1908. The British Indian Army unit traced its origins to one of two Russell Brigade regiments raised in 1813 by Sir Henry Russell – the British Resident of Hyderabad for the Nizam of Hyderabad’s Army. Besides Hyderabad Road, a Russells Road can also be found in the area – all of which was once part of Alexandra Barracks.

I did a very long piece. Too ambitious on site and talked too much to friends in the next group touring the place, so after one and a half hour, I only managed to complete the outline in ink and added the shadows on location. Details especially the trees were added at home.

More details of our SLA heritage sketchwalk locations here: