The Kampong Glam conservation area, bounded by Ophir Road, Victoria Street, Jalan Sultan and Beach Road, is a rich heritage site. Once the residence of the Bugis, Arab, Javanese and Boyanese communities as well as traders from other ethnic communities, it houses many buildings and sites that are imbued with their stories.
In this story map, learn more about the history of these iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in Kampong Glam’s old-world charm.
View and listen to the story map in full screen or on your mobile device by scanning the QR code below.
This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the historic landmarks found in Kampong Glam.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the New Singapore Street Map (1930s)
- 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).
- The 360 VR tours of the various landmarks in this story map are created by the National Library Board’s PixelStudio.