Boon Tat Street
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Boon Tat Street (simplified Chinese: 文达街; traditional Chinese: 文達街) is a street in Singapore within the Downtown Core and Outram Planning Area of the Central Area. The street extends from Amoy Street at its western end to the junction of Shenton Way and Raffles Quay.
Etymology and history
The new name commemorated the Singapore-born businessman and former Municipal Commissioner, Ong Boon Tat (1888-1941), the elder son of Ong Sam Leong. Ong Boon Tat was the proprietor of the New World amusement park in Jalan Besar. Ong extended his father's business and was the owner of brickworks, sawmills and rubber estates. In the 1920s, he was described as "one of the group of young Straits Chinese who is taking a practical interest in public affairs, having realised the duties of citizenship which devolve more especially on the men of education and standing in our community".
- Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3