Timothy Tye
Jalan Besar

Jalan Besar, SingaporeJalan Besar, Singapore (26 July, 2017)

Jalan Besar is a major road in Singapore. It passes through Rochor and Kallang. The road connects Bencoolen Street in the south, at the intersection with Rochor Road and Rochor Canal Road, with Bendemeer Road, at the intersection with Lavender Street, in the north.

Jalan Besar was built by the municipality in the 1880s, on land that was owned by Richard Owen Norris. The area was nipah land. It was given the name Jalan Besar which means "big road" in Malay.1

Map of Jalan Besar

Sights along Jalan Besar

  1. Aqueen Hotel Jalan Besar (GPS: 1.31152, 103.85661)
  2. ARC 380 (GPS: 1.3133, 103.86036)
  3. Block 642 Rowell Road (GPS: 1.30784, 103.85641)
  4. Berseh Food Centre (GPS: 1.30733, 103.85686)
  5. Hoa Nam Building (GPS: 1.31277, 103.85993)
  6. Jalan Besar Plaza (GPS: 1.30872, 103.85805)

Jalan Besar, SingaporeJalan Besar, at its intersection with Syed Alwi Road, with City Square Residences in the background. (26 July, 2017)

Jalan Besar, SingaporeJalan Besar in front of Jalan Besar Plaza. (26 July, 2017)

Jalan Besar, SingaporeJunction of Jalan Besar with Lavender Street. (26 July, 2017)

Jalan Besar on Google Maps Street View

Jalan Besar (Sep 2016)


1. Singapore Street Names, by Victor R. Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh, page 163

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