Yan Kit Road
is a small road in the Tanjong Pagar area of downtown Singapore. It is a one-way street that runs from Craig Road
in the north to Cantonment Road
in the south.
Yan Kit Road was named after Dr Look Yan Kit, a dentist by profession. Trained in Hong Kong, he became a much sought after dentist whose patients include Sultan Abu Bakar and members of the Johor royal family. His other successes enabled him to own some 70 houses and two rubber estates.
Look Yan Kit was one of the founders of the Kwong Wai Siew Hospital. The Yan Kit Swimming Pool was also named after him. It is the oldest and smallest swimming pool in Singapore. Also located along Yan Kit Road, the public swimming pool built as a water tank in 1931, and reopened as the Yan Kit Swimming Complex in 1952. In April 2001 it was closed by the Singapore Sports Countil due to low usage coupled with deterioration of the foundation that made repair ineffective.
Map of Yan Kit Road
Sights along Yan Kit Road
Yan Kit Road road sign
- Poo Thor Jee Temple (GPS: 1.27715, 103.84234)
- Tanjong Pagar Medical Hall (GPS: 1.27723, 103.84294)
(9 July, 2006)
Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names
by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2004), page 413, ISBN 981-210-364-3
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