Chinatown is the largest historic district in Singapore gazetted for conservation. Possessing buildings of great historic significance and architectural value, it was identified by Sir Stamford Raffles as an enclave for the Chinese community.
Take a trip back in time in this story map to learn more about the history of the iconic landmarks in Chinatown and immerse in the rich cultural heritage these buildings reflect.
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This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the historic landmarks found in Chinatown.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the “City of Singapore” (1954).
This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), Kampong Glam: A Heritage Trail (2012), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988), In Granite and Chunam: The National Monuments of Singapore (1996), and Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 (1999).