Streets of Chinatown
The names of places tell us a lot about a country. These include its history, landscape, people, aspirations and self-image. By studying these names, we can unlock the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark.
Find out in this story map on the streets of Chinatown and uncover the myriad interlocking stories encoded in the streets there.
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This story map is not a comprehensive coverage of the streets 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), 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).