Singapore Heritage Streets

Singapore Heritage Streets


This app allows you to look up old streets/places of Singapore and learn about their origins and colloquial names. The search on colloquial names are mainly based on Chinese dialects, pinyin and Hanzi, as well as Malay and romanized Tamil for selected streets.

You'll find out when the old streets/places first appeared in official records, and how they got their names.

In the colonial days, Singapore streets were named by the Municipal Councilors, with inputs from government officials and some highly-influential individuals. Local residents were not able to identify with the official names, so they continued to use colloquial names to identify streets, usually based on prominent structures such as a school, a place of worship or a market. Many of these landmarks have vanished, but the streets' colloquial names remain with us, offering glimpses of the streets' histories, the same way that fossils are telling us about the history of Earth.

Recent changes:
Added places with colloquial names that go by milestones, such as 7th milestone.

Fixed a bug for certain versions that exit app prematurely.
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About Singapore Heritage Streets
This app allows you to look up old streets/places of Singapore and learn about their origins and colloquial names. The search on colloquial names are mainly based on Chinese dialects, pinyin and Hanzi, as well as Malay and romanized Tamil for selected streets.

You'll find out when the old streets/places first appeared in official records, and how they got their names.

In the colonial days, Singapore streets were named by the Municipal Councilors, with inputs from government officials and some highly-influential individuals. Local residents were not able to identify with the official names, so they continued to use colloquial names to identify streets, usually based on prominent structures such as a school, a place of worship or a market. Many of these landmarks have vanished, but the streets' colloquial names remain with us, offering glimpses of the streets' histories, the same way that fossils are telling us about the history of Earth.

Recent changes:
Added places with colloquial names that go by milestones, such as 7th milestone.

Fixed a bug for certain versions that exit app prematurely.
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A Google User
Mar 20, 2014
Good old days Reminds me of the time when streets in Singapore were known by their colloquial names :)
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Promising Has potential to become more comprehensive n informative.
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Promising Has potential to become more comprehensive n informative.
A Google User
Feb 14, 2013
interesting Learn about history of streets and chinese words written in dialect rather than the usual mandarin.
A Google User
Feb 14, 2013
interesting Learn about history of streets and chinese words written in dialect rather than the usual mandarin.