(7 July 2011)
is one of the major roads in downtown Singapore
. It runs roughly north-south on the western part of downtown Singapore.
Cantonment Road starts at the intersection with New Bridge Road
/Eu Tong Sen Street
, across from Outram Road
, in the north, and ends at the junction with Keppel Road
in the south. In between, it forms an interchange with Neil Road
, and junctions with Cantonment Link, Yan Kit Road
and Enggor Street
Another view of Cantonment Roadhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cantonment_Road.JPG
Cantonment Road was named after the cantonment, or police barracks, erected by Major William Farquhar, following the directive from Stamford Raffles, in the area. However, Raffles was furious when he discovered that Farquhar had sold land which was meant for public space to European merchants. This was one of the many conflicts between Raffles and Farquhar that culminated with the latter's dismissal.
Farquhar was never ever satisfied with how things turned out. In his opinion, it was he would was instrumental in founding Singapore. However, the way he go about business might not have created the Singapore we know today.
Cantonment Road signboard
(7 July 2011)
Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names
by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2004), ISBN 981-210-364-3
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