House No. 1 - Chek Jawa
House No. 1 - Chek Jawa, Pualu Ubin, Singapore
This Charming cottage was built in the 1930s by the then Chief Surveyor, Langdon Williams, as a holiday retreat. The architecture is Tudor-style, with adaptations to the tropical climate, and is similar to cottages built in tea plantations during the British colonial era. The unique house was designated a Conservation Building by the Urban Redevelopment Authority on 1 December 2003. Works to restore and adapt the building for use as the visitor centre for Chek Jawa Wetlands was completed in 2006. One of the most interesting features of this building is its fireplace, as it is probably the only working fireplace left in Singapore.