Development of Queenstown first began in 1952 by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), and it was named as such to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Formerly a swampy valley, it was developed into Singapore’s first satellite town, and holds many of Singapore’s firsts including the first branch library, the first neighbourhood sports complex and the first polyclinic. Today, Queenstown is filled with mementos of the past and there is a historical landmark at every turn.
Join us in walking down memory lane as we explore the heritage of Queenstown through this storymap.
View 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 historical buildings and landmarks in Queenstown.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the “Singapore Road Map - South West” (1984).
- 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), 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), My Queenstown Heritage Trail (2015), 10-stories: Queenstown through the Years (2007), and Queenstown: A Heritage Trail (2008).
- This story map was made by Serene Koh and Megan Wee.