Jiak Chuan Road

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Jiak Chuan Road.

Jiak Chuan Road (Chinese: 若泉路) is a two-way road in Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area in Singapore. The road links Teck Lim Road to Keong Saik Road, it is home to several budget hotels and rows of shophouses. The place was formerly part of the Keong Saik Road red light district, home to numerous brothels.

Etymology[edit]

The road is named after Tan Jiak Chuan, who is the grandson of philanthropist Tan Kim Seng and the only son of Tan Beng Gum. Jiak Chuan was responsible for carrying on the work of the firm of Kim Seng and Company, which dealt in planting and mining.

References[edit]

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3