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Neil Road, Singapore

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Neil Road is a one-way road in Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar in the planning areas of Outram and Bukit Merah in Singapore. The road starts at the junction of South Bridge Road, Maxwell Road and Tanjong Pagar Road and ends at Jalan Bukit Merah which then merges into the latter. At the end of the road, it is a conservation area of several shophouses and a three story Victorian style school building, which was the former site of Fairfield Methodist Girls' School. In the Tanjong Pagar area of the road, it is home to rows of conserved shophouses for various purposes.
The road was formerly known as Salat Road (Silat or Selat), the Malay term for "straits" or "Ei Lin". The former Salat Road was part of a nutmeg plantation that flourished on Duxton Hill till the late 1850s. The Malay road name was changed by the municipal commissioners in March 1858 in honour of the British heroes in the Indian Mutiny in 1857. House number 147 was the home of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's grandfather, Lee Hoon Leong, who bought the house in 1920 for $25,000. Lee lived in the house for a few years with his parents and grandfather.
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  • I left the Chinatown complex and walked aimlessly to this street. It was a little steep and there were a nice building on both sides. What is the so-called Peranakan architecture? There were many European style restaurants and cafes. It was a street with very atmosphere.
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  • This road starts at Maxwell and Tanjong Pager and runs through Chinatown and Tanjong Pager and still features some of the old style Chinese Shophouses. Worth a look but there are more interswting area...  more »
  • This is the way from the outskirts of Chinatown to the Outlam Park. There are some Peranakan buildings lined up although it is not the road which goes in the apartment complex and becomes a sightseeing place so much.
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