is a major road in downtown Singapore. It can be regarded as the street that separates the Central Business District of the Downtown Core
from the Singapore Chinatown
Cecil Street is presently a one-way street. it starts at the intersection with Maxwell Road
and Anson Road
, and ends where it merges with Robinson Road
. Along the way, Cecil Street is intersected by Telok Ayer Street
, Mccallum Street
, Boon Tat Street
, Cross Street
, Market Street
, Church Street
and D'Almeida Street.
Cecil Street was named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governor of the Straits Settlements between 1887 and 1893. It was during Clementi's tenure as governor that the Telok Ayer Reclamation, which extended the shoreline outward from Telok Ayer Street, was completed. Cecil Street was built on the newly reclaimed land.
Map of Cecil Street on the map
How to reach Cecil Street
You can take the East West Line
to the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station to reach the southern end of Cecil Street, or take the East West Line or North South Line
to the Raffles Place MRT Station to reach the northern end of the street.
1. Singapore Street Names
, by Victor R. Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh
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