Victoria Street, Singapore

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The Kallang stretch of Victoria Street.

Victoria Street is a major two-way road in Singapore. It links Kallang Road in the northeast with Hill Street in the southwest. En route, Victoria Street passes through the planning areas of Kallang, Rochor, Downtown Core and Museum.

Etymology and history[edit]

Both Victoria Street and Victoria Bridge were named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Victoria Bridge over Rochor River was built in 1914 and took its name from Victoria Street.

The name of Victoria Street may have changed several times in the nineteenth century. On Lieutenant Philip Jackson's plan of the town of Singapore, drawn in 1822, the street appears as "Rochor Street". However, in an 1836 map of the town drawn from a survey by George Drumgoole Coleman, the street was marked out as "Marbro Street".

Landmarks[edit]

Victoria Street passes through the historic districts of Kampong Glam, Bugis and Bras Basah. Notable landmarks along the road include (from north to south):

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

Coordinates: 1°17′55″N 103°51′15″E / 1.29861°N 103.85417°E / 1.29861; 103.85417