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Who lives here? 49a Leedon Park

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:54 pm

I happened to drive past this house, more like fortress, today leaving the Vietnamese embassy. The house, 49a Leedon Park, has a guard house, staffed with a Gurka. At the other corner, there is another drive way, with a Gurka standing in the street with the rather large automatic rifle they sometimes carry. The little I saw of the house made it look like it had roll-down metal covers over the windows.

I assumed it was some Embassy, but it isn't labelled as anything on the maps, and the Vietnamese Embassy just 300m down the road, which is labelled, looks like a run-down shanty compared to this place. Any idea what it is? I googled, and funny enough all that came up was a thread on Sammyboy from a few years ago with someone asking the same question.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:58 pm

I believe that is the home of the US Ambassador.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:59 pm

Here's the Google Street-view. No armed guards in these photos though :(

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=49a+leed ... cN5BO1FvgQ



Anyway, further research shows it's DPM Teo's house. Nice place.


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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:00 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I believe that is the home of the US Ambassador.


No - wrong house for US Ambassador... but I'd guess someone of similar rank.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:03 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I believe that is the home of the US Ambassador.


No - wrong house for US Ambassador... but I'd guess someone of similar rank.


Funny enough my first thought as I went past was CIA safe house used for renditions :D


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