8 Notable Streets Named After Pioneers of Singapore

#7 Keong Saik Road

Officially named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a Malacca-born businessman who co-founded Straits Steamship Company (SSC). SSC was a Singapore-European shipping enterprise that played a vital role in Singapore’s maritime industry by facilitating the transport of tin ores, coffee, pepper, rice, and rubber between Singapore and Europe. Keong Saik also championed education for Chinese girls, while being appointed as Justice of Peace and Municipal Commissioner. Although the road was once linked to the red-light district in Singapore, it is now lined with boutique hotels, offices and bars.

1 point
Upvote Downvote

#8 Bo Seng Avenue

In 1956, this road was named after the Second World War martyr, Major General Lim Bo Seng. He was an immigrant from China who eventually became a leader of the Chinese community in Singapore and raised money for the Chinese war effort against the Japanese. As a prominent agitator, he was often wanted by the warlords. Through his persistance, he managed to hinder Japanese troop movements. Even though his heroic resistance led to his eventual capture and death, he will always be remembered through this road and the public memorial at the Esplanade.

0 points
Upvote Downvote

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

What do you think?

1 point
Upvote Downvote

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

Pasar Malam Food

16 Must Try Food That Are Only Found At Pasar Malams

annual events festivals gardens by the bay

6 Annual Events And Festivals At Gardens By The Bay That Are Not To Be Missed