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Crawford Street, SingaporeCrawford Street, Singapore (26 July, 2017)


Crawford Street is a major road in downtown Singapore. It connects Lavender Street, at the intersection with Kallang Road in the north, with Republic Avenue, at the junction with Beach Road. A bridges carries it across the Rochor River.

According to Singapore Street Names1, Crawford Street used to be called Jalan Rochor, based on what is shown in George Coleman's 1836 Map of Singapore. It was renamed after Dr John Crawfurd (1783-1868), who served as the second Resident of Singapore, in his honour after his passing in 1868. An error in recording the name resulted in it being named "Crawford" rather than "Crawfurd".

Map of Crawford Street

Sights along Crawford Street

  1. Southbank (GPS: 1.30638, 103.86423)

Crawford Street, SingaporeCrawford Street, Singapore (26 July, 2017)


HDB Beach Road GardenHDB Beach Road Garden flats, as seen from Crawford Street. (26 July, 2017)

Crawford Street on Google Maps Street View

Crawford Street (Oct 2016)

References

  1. Singapore Street Names - A Study of Toponymics by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2013), ISBN 978-981-4408-35-6, page 94

List of the Streets in Singapore

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