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Ann Siang Hill road sign (8 July 2006)

Ann Siang Hill (GPS: 1.28154, 103.84533) is a small hill in Singapore's Chinatown. It is one of the hills collectively known as Telok Ayer Hills because it was once located beside the Telok Ayer Bay. Other hills within Telok Ayer Hills include Mount Wallich and Mount Erskine.

Mount Wallich and Mount Erskine were no longer around. They were levelled in the 1890s and the land used as landfill to reclaim Telok Ayer Basin. As a result, Telok Ayer Street is now located on dry land, and only Ann Siang Hill was left standing.

Ann Siang Hill had changed name twice. It was originally called Scott's Hill, after Charles Scott who owned a clove and nutmeg plantation there. Ownership passed to John Gemmill, and the hill was renamed Gemmill Hill. In 1894, it was sold to Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy Malacca-born landowner, and once again the name changed, to Ann Siang Hill. It remains Ann Siang Hill to this day.

Getting there

The nearest MRT stations are the Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) and Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15).

Pathway going up Ann Siang Hill to Ann Siang Road (8 July 2006)

Path at Ann Siang Hill (10 July 2006)

View from Ann Siang Hill (10 July 2006)

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