Battery Road is one of Singapore’s oldest roads. Stretching from Fullerton Square to the junction of Bonham Street and Chulia Street, it was once the site of many classical buildings during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, they have been replaced by sleek modern skyscrapers.
Take a look at this VR tour to learn about the buildings that once lined Battery Road.
View this VR tour in full screen or on your mobile device by scanning the QR code below.
The photographs used in the VR tour are selected from PictureSG and the photograph database of the National Archives of Singapore
VR Tour Background Image Credit: Scene 1: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Leiden University Library/Wikimedia Commons; Scene 2: Google Street View
This VR tour 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).