Rochor

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Rochor
Planning Area
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese梧槽
 • PinyinWú cáo
 • MalayRochor
 • Tamilரோச்சர்
Aerial View of Rochor from 30 floors above (3871758586).jpg
Rochor Centre, Singapore - 20160402.jpg
City Campus of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore - 20080620.jpg
National Library, Singapore, 2008.jpg
Kampong Glam, Singapore.jpg
Bugis+ and Cheng Yan Court, Singapore - 20130119.jpg
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 7, Jan 06.JPG
Bussorah Mall 2, Dec 05.JPG
Deepavali 15, Little India, Singapore, Oct 06.JPG
From top left to right: Aerial view of Rochor at night, Rochor Centre, LASALLE College of the Arts, National Library, Aerial view of Kampong Glam at night, Bugis+ and Cheng Yan Court, The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Masjid Sultan and Bussorah Mall, Little India
Rochor is located in Singapore
Rochor
Rochor
Location of Rochor within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°18′18.4″N 103°51′3.2″E / 1.305111°N 103.850889°E / 1.305111; 103.850889
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
CDC
Town council
  • Jalan Besar Town Council
Constituency
Government
 • MayorCentral Singapore CDC
 • Members of ParliamentJalan Besar GRC
Area[1]
 • Total1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Area rank49th
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total13,900
 • Rank29th
 • Density8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank22nd
Demonym(s)Official
  • Rochor resident
Postal district07

Rochor (Chinese: 梧槽) is a planning area located within the Central Area of the Central Region of Singapore. Rochor shares boundaries with the following planning areas - Kallang to the north and east, Newton to the west, as well as Museum and the Downtown Core to the south.

Shopping centres[edit]

Rochor Planning Area Panorama. Shot October 2018

The Verge[edit]

The Verge, formerly Tekka Mall, (Chinese: 竹脚商业中心), is the first and largest modern shopping centre at Little India in Rochor, Singapore, being opened in 2003. The Verge has two buildings, the main building and Chill @ (The Verge). It is located on the southern part of Little India, with the main building is located on the junction of Serangoon Road and Sungei Road and the Chill @ The Verge is located on the junction of Perak Road and Sungei Road. Both of the buildings are separated by Clive Road and the mall lies opposite of Tekka Centre across Serangoon Road. On 16 July 2008, the mall was revamped, which also brought about the name change from Tekka Mall to The Verge.[2]

Tekka Centre[edit]

Tekka Centre is a relatively smaller shopping centre in Little India, Rochor.[3]

On the ground floor is a hawker centre with stalls which sell Indian vegetarian meals, served on banana leaves or on stainless steel platters, besides Chinese vegetarian, North Indian and Malay food.

At the wet market which is on the same level, stalls sell fresh seafood, especially crabs from Sri Lanka, and vegetables. There are also many Chinese stalls selling vegetables that are specially flown in from India.

MRT Station[edit]

Rochor MRT Station is a Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line Stage 2 in Singapore, formerly known as the Bukit Timah Line. The station will link the East West Line and the North East Line along the Bukit Timah corridor, serving the commercial areas to the south of Little India. This station was originally planned to interchange itself but the plan was abandoned.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rochor (Planning Area, Singapore) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location
  2. ^ "Tekka Mall". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Tekka Centre". VisitSingapore.com.