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New Bridge Road, within Chinatown, Singapore.

New Bridge Road (Chinese: 新桥路) is a one-way road located within the Central Area in Singapore. The Chinatown Heritage Centre at Pagoda Street occupies three shophouses in Chinatown, newly restored to house memories and untold stories of Singapore’s early forefathers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Central Area is the collective term for a group of financial and commercial districts in centre of Singapore which was previously otherwise known as the Central Business District and was renamed to accommodate the expanded function of the area. ...


New Bridge Road starts at the Coleman Bridge to the south of the Singapore River and extends into Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area, before joining with Eu Tong Sen Street and Kampong Bahru Road within the Bukit Merah Planning Area. The road runs parallel to Eu Tong Sen Street throughout its entire length, but in the opposite direction. Singapore River The Singapore River (Chinese: 新加坡河) is a small river in terms of physical attributes, but of extreme historical importance to the country of Singapore, the political entity which shares its name. ... The Chinatown Heritage Centre at Pagoda Street occupies three shophouses in Chinatown, newly restored to house memories and untold stories of Singapore’s early forefathers. ... Outram is a district in Singapore, within the Central Area, relatively near the prominent city centre and financial districts, but is nearer the border of the Central Area, and outside the Downtown Core. ... Eu Tong Sen Street, on the left is the Peoples Park Complex, further down is the Garden Bridge. ... Bukit Merah (Chinese: 紅山, Mandarin Pronunciation: Hongshan) is a hill in Singapore. ... Parallel is a term in geometry and in everyday life that refers to a property in Euclidean space of two or more lines or planes, or a combination of these. ...


Etymology and history

New Bridge Road was built in 1842, after George Drumgoole Coleman's new bridge, Coleman Bridge, had been built in 1840 over the Singapore River. The bridge links Hill Street on the north bank of the Singapore River with New Bridge Road on the south bank of the river. 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... George Drumgoole Coleman (1795-1844), also known as George Drumgold Coleman, was a civil architect who played an instrumental role in the design and construction of many of the civil infrastructure in Singapore, after the island was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hill Street is a street in downtown Singapore, named for the hill it runs alongside. ... The bed of this stream is made up of rocks, some very rounded (having had a longer life in the stream) and some not. ...


The Chinese used to call this road sin pa sat ma chu cheng in Hokkien, or "front of the new market police station" and ji ma lo, or "number two horse way". The Hokkiens also refer to it as gu chia chui, meaning "Kreta Ayer". Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... A market is, as defined in economics, a social arrangement that allows buyers and sellers to discover information and carry out a voluntary exchange. ... A typical suburban police station in the United States (this one is in San Bruno, California). ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Hoklo (Chinese: 福佬人; Pinyin: FúlÇŽo Rén; POJ: Ho̍h-ló-lâng/Hō-ló-lâng) primarily refers to the largest of the four subethnic and ethnic groups in Taiwan. ...


The fruit and vegetable trade found at New Bridge Road and Wayang Street (now a part of Eu Tong Sen Street) was dominated by the Teochews. The Teochews also dominated some sections of the inter-island boat trade, dealing especially with West Borneo and Siam where there were substantial Teochew trading communities. Hence many of the leading Teochew entrepot traders were located around the Singapore River, especially in New Bridge Road, north of Hong Lim Park, and its vicinity, namely the Upper Circular Road, Carpenter Street, Ellenborough Street and Hong Kong Street areas. Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Vegetables in a Market Venn diagram representing the relationship between (botanical) fruits and vegetables. ... A fruit stand at a market. ... Teochiu can refer to: Chaozhou(潮州), a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, China. ... A boat is a craft or vessel designed to float on, and provide transport over, water. ... Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ... For the country formerly called Siam see Thailand SIAM is an acronym for Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. ... An entrepôt is a trading centre, or simply a warehouse, where merchandise can be imported and re-exported without paying import duties. ...


See also

The New Bridge Road Bus Terminal is located at Eu Tong Sen Street by the Outram Park MRT Station. ... Situated on South Bridge Road in Chinatown, Singapore, are national monuments such as Jamae Mosque (the green building to the right) and Sri Mariamman Temple (with the gopuram further down the road). ...

Reference

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3


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