Victoria Street, Singapore
Victoria Street (Chinese: 维多利亚街) 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
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".
The Tamil name for the street was kammangala puthu kuthu madei sadakku, கம்மங்களாம் புது கூத்துமேடை சடக்கு which meant "Street of Kampong Glam and the new Hindu theatre", a reference to Kampong Glam and the Tamil cinema. The Indians also called it boyan kampam போயான் கம்பம் or pal kampam பால் கம்பம்.
- Masjid Malabar
- Victoria Street Wholesale Centre near Ophir Road and Arab Street
- Bugis Street
- Bugis Junction
- National Library building
- Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Middle Road campus
- Saint Joseph's Church, a national monument
- Bras Basah Complex
- Singapore Management University, Administration building and Lee Kong Chian School of Business
- Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a national monument
- Former CHIJ which has been turned into a popular entertainment venue called CHIJMES, now a national monument
- Bugis+, formerly known as Iluma
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