Outram, Singapore

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Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese欧南
Au-lâm (Hokkien POJ)
 • PinyinŌu nán
 • MalayOutram
 • Tamilஊட்ரம்
State Courts of Singapore prior to renovations - 20140714.jpg
2016 Singapur, Chinatown, Świątynia i Muzeum Relikwi Zęba Buddy (04).jpg
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Pinnacle@Duxton from Neil Road.jpg
Chinese Procession (2001) by Lim Leong Seng, Telok Ayer Green, Singapore - 20051231.jpg
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From top left to right: Panoramic view of the State Courts in Outram, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum at Chinatown, New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street at night, Aerial panorama of Chinatown at night, The Pinnacle@Duxton from Neil Road, Sculptures at Telok Ayer Green, Hong Lim Park with Parkroyal on Pickering and One Upper Pickering in the background
Location in Central Region
Location in Central Region
Outram is located in Singapore
Location of Outram within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°17′5.6″N 103°50′38″E / 1.284889°N 103.84389°E / 1.284889; 103.84389
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
Town council
 • MayorCentral Singapore CDC
 • Members of ParliamentTanjong Pagar GRC

Jalan Besar GRC

 • Total1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
 • Rank51st
 • Total18,960
 • Rank27th
 • Density14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)
  • Rank5th
  • Outram resident
Postal district

Outram /trəm/ is a planning area located within the Central Area of the Central Region of Singapore. The area is bordered by these planning areas: Singapore River to the north, the Downtown Core to the east and south, and Bukit Merah to the west.

Outram is home to several key municipal buildings, such as Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and several other specialist health centres operated by Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) as well as the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Police Cantonment Complex. Outram Secondary School is situated in nearby York Hill. Across the Outram Road from the Outram Park MRT station is the Health Sciences Authority building. Along the same side of the road further down towards College Road, is Block 9 where Mortuary@HSA is located. At the junction of Outram Road and College Road stands the Alumni Building which at one time housed the Department of Scientific Services (DSS) before it was relocated to its present location in HSA Building.


Outram Road was named by the Municipality in 1858 after a British general, Sir James Outram (1803–1863), of the Indian rebellion of 1857 fame. The nearby Havelock Road was named in reference to Major-General Sir Henry Havelock. General Outram and General Havelock were two of the leaders in the British army during the Indian rebellion of 1857.


Known as si pai poh in Hokkien, it means "Sepoy plain". The Sepoy Lines and police station and parade ground are at one end of Outram Road. Both designations of Sepoy Plain and Sepoy Lines refer to the public shooting of 47 sepoys at the wall of Outram Prison in 1915. This was in the aftermath of the 1915 Singapore Mutiny which was quelled by local and British military forces.


  1. ^ a b Outram (Planning Area, Singapore) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location
  2. ^ "Statistics Singapore - Geographic Distribution - 2018 Latest Data". Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3