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Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited (COMPASS)
37 Craig Road, Singapore 089675
w: www.compass.org.sg
t: +65-6323-6630       f: +65-6323-6639      
e: enquiry@compass.org.sg
Eng Teng Association 新加坡永定会馆
132 Neil Road, Singapore 088861
w: www.engteng.org.sg
t: +65-6224-5379       f: +65-6227-4637      
e: engteng@singnet.org.sg
Heritage Marker SB04 - Jinricksha Station
Neil Road
Leong's Clan General Association
33B Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089140
t: +65-6224-1722      
Singapore Chin Woo (Athletic) Association
90 Neil Road, Singapore 088850
w: www.chinwoo.com
t: +65-6223-8540       f: +65-6626-2891      
e: information@sgchinwoo.com
Singapore City Gallery
45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre , Singapore 069118
w: www.ura.gov.sg/gallery
t: +65-6321-8321       f: +65-6226-3549      
e: ura_gallery@ura.gov.sg
Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple
73 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089167
w: www.sttemple.com
t: +65-6221-4853      
e: lsvtemple@singnet.com.sg 
Tarn Fah Kheng Ying Charitable Dramatic Association
33A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089140
t: +65-6220-3869      
Xi Tian Yuan Fo Pu 西天圆佛舖
35 Neil Road, Singapore 088821
Yen Peng Wui Kuan
24 Keong Saik Road ##02-01, Singapore 089131
w: www.enpingsingapore.sg/Event/index.html
t: +65-6223-6329      
Zhong Wai Zhou Jia Quan Association
85b Keong Saik Road
w: https://www.facebook.com/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%96%E5%91%A8%E5%AE%B6%E6%8B%B3%E5%8D%94%

Zhun Ti Gong 準提宫
13 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089120
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Heritage Marker SB04 - Jinricksha Station
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.

The jinricksha, or rickshaw, was introduced to Singapore in 1880. Affordable and easily available, it quickly became a ubiquitous mode of transport. By the early 1900s, numerous rickshaws were plying Singapore's streets and this resulted in the Jinricksha Station being set up as a main depot around 1903-04. Featuring long pilasters and a square tower with an octagonal cupola, the building became a distinctive landmark in the area.

Early rickshaws were small, lightweight, hooded carts with large wheels, pulled by a single man. Hoods that were easily erected provided protection against the rain or strong sun, or, in some cases, prying eyes. A hood up in fair weather often meant that the passenger was a call girl or some character of disrepute. For three cents, one could go half a mile (0.8 km), or for 20 cents, have the rickshaw at one's disposal for an hour. Most rickshaw pullers were coolies, sojourners who laboured in the hope of saving enough money to return to China. So popular was the rickshaw that it edged out its competitor, the steam tram.

It was only with the advent of trishaws, electric trams and buses, that the rickshaw met its match. By 1946-47, legislation officially phased out the rickshaw.
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