Craig Road, Singapore
(11 July, 2011)
is a minor road in the Tanjong Pagar area of downtown Singapore
. It starts at the intersection with Neil Road
, across from Keong Saik Road
, in the north; and ends at the junction with Tanjong Pagar Road in the south. It also forms a junction with Yan Kit Road
and another with Duxton Road
Craig Road was named after Captain James Craig, a member of the Merchant Service Guide and a Freemason at Zetland Lodge. The area was originally a nutmeg plantation belonging to Dr. Montgomerie, a 13-acre estate extending all the way to Tanjong Pagar Road
. It was auctioned off in the mid 19th century. Craig Road, as well as Duxton Road and Duxton Hill, is believed to have been built around 1856.
In the old days (early 20th century), Craig Road was where the working class Chinese lived. They called it Gu Chia Chooi Kia, meaning "side road of the Watercart Street (Kreta Ayer)". Today Craig Road is lined with restored shophouses that house bistros, boutique hotels and shops.
Map of Craig Road, Singapore
Garishly painted restored shophouse at junction of Craig Rd and Tanjong Pagar Rd
(11 July 2011)
Craig Rd signboard
(11 July 2011)
1. Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names
by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2004); ISBN 981-210-364-3
2. Infopedia article, by Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala
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