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Ching Yuen Wooi Kwoon
17 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069697
t: +65-6221-5055      
Fa Yun Wui Kwun
15 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069695
w: www.fayunwuikwun.com
t: +65-6221-3031       f: +65-6222-3915      
e: fayunwuikwun@yahoo.com.sg
Heritage Marker SB15 - Ning Yeung Wui Kuan
Ann Siang Road
Heritage Marker SB35 - Clove & Nutmeg Plantations
Ann Siang Hill
Heritage Marker SB36 - Club Street
Club Street
Singapore Shipping Association
59 Tras Street, Singapore 078998
w: www.ssa.org.sg
t: +65-6305-2260       f: +65-6222-5527      
e: ssa.admin@ssa.org.sg
Thin HoThung Heong Wui
20 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069700
t: +65-6221-9598      
 
 
 
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Heritage Marker SB35 - Clove & Nutmeg Plantations
Learn more about Chinatown's rich history by visiting our Heritage Markers. Installed at places of historical significance around Chinatown, each plaque provides a short history of the location in three languages - English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

In the early days of the settlement, clove and nutmeg plantations were established in many parts of the island, including the Ann Siang and Duxton Hill areas. Charles Scott was the first to plant these crops on Ann Siang Hill, which was originally named after him. Ann Siang Hill was superbly irrigated; an underground spring ran through the area and was tapped from a well on the hill. But abundant fresh water was not enough to sustain the plantations. A series of terrible blights decimated clove and nutmeg plantations across the island, and many plantation owners abandoned their land.

After Scott left his plantation, it passed through the hands of one more owner before being sold to Chia Ann Siang in 1894. From then on, the face of Ann Siang Hill changed forever. Shophouses sprang up, Chinese and Straits Chinese residents and businesses moved in and the area was transformed into an urban district. All that was left of the old Ann Siang Hill was Scotts' plantation house, which Chia kept as his family residence. The new profile of the area included clan associations and exclusive social clubs, such as the Chinese Weekly Entertainment Club and the Ee Hoe Hean Club.
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