- Stamford Road
Stamford Road (Chinese: 史丹福路) is a one-way
roadin Singaporewithin the planning areas of Downtown Coreand Museum. The road continues after the traffic lightjunction of Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Driveand Raffles Avenuetowards Orchard Road. It then ends at the junction of Fort Canning Road, Bencoolen Streetand Orchard Road, which it continues to be Orchard Road. Stamford Road is home to several landmarks, including Swissôtel The Stamfordand the National Museum of Singapore.
Etymology and history
Stamford Road was named after the modern founder of Singapore,
Thomas Stamford Raffles. It was formerly known as Hospital Street. In Hokkien, it was formerly known as "lau chui khe" or "flowing water road", due to the high tide, the now covered up Stamford Canaloverflowed its banks. The road used to house the Saint Andrew's Schoolfrom the late 19th century till 1941 when it moved to Woodsville. The site was taken by the now demolished National Library in 1960 until it was demolished in 2005 to make way for the new Fort Canning Tunnel.
This is a list of landmarks, from east to west.
Civilian War Memorial
*Saint Andrew's Cathedral
Raffles Cityand Swissôtel The Stamford
City Hall MRT Station
SMRT Headquarters Building
Singapore Management University
National Museum of Singapore
*Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), "Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names", Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3
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