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Lavender Street




Lavender Street is a street in Kallang, Singapore. It connects Balestier Road, at the intersection with Serangoon Road, in the north, with Crawford Street, at the intersection with Kallang Road. The road dates back to 8 March, 1858, at a time when the area was covered with Chinese vegetable gardens. The area was smelly from the nightsoil used by the farmers, but the residents called the place lavender, out of sarcasm1. The municipality somehow accepted that name, and the road became known as Lavender Street.

Map of Lavender Street

Lavender Street on Google Maps Street View

Lavender Street (Jul 2016)

References

1. Singapore Street Names, by Victor R. Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh, page 223

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