McCallum Street

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McCallum Street in Chinatown, Singapore.

McCallum Street (Chinese: 麦卡南街) is a one-way street located in Chinatown, Singapore and the financial district of Shenton Way in the planning areas of both Outram and Downtown Core respectively. The street starts from Shenton Way and ends at the junction of Telok Ayer Street which then continues to Amoy Street. The Chinatown part of the street links the junction of Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street towards Cecil Street, and for the Shenton Way part linking from Shenton Way to Cecil Street.

The street was one of the new streets declared as a public street in 1895 when the area from Robinson Road to Raffles Quay was levelled and drained. It is named after Major Henry McCallum, Colonial engineer in the 1890s.

It is office to companies like Bangkok Bank and I-S Magazine.

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