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Amoy Street
Ann Siang Hill
Ann Siang Road
Anson Road
Banda Street
Boon Tat Street
Bukit Pasoh Road
Cantonment Road
Chin Chew Street
Chin Swee Road
Chinatown Food Street
Club Street
Craig Road
Cross Street
Duxton Hill
Duxton Road
Erskine Road
Eu Tong Sen Street
Gemmill Lane
Hokien Street
Jiak Chuan Road
Kadayanallur Street
Keong Saik Road
Kreta Ayer Road
Maxwell Road
McCallum Street
Mosque Street
Murray Street
Nankin Street
Neil Road
New Bridge Road
New Market Road
North Bridge Road
North Canal Road
Pagoda Street
Park Road
Pickering Street
Sago Lane
Sago Street
Smith Street
South Bridge Road
Stanley Street
Tanjong Pagar Road
Teck Lim Road
Telok Ayer Street
Temple Street
Teo Hong Road
Tras Street
Trengganu Street
Upper Cross Street
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31B Mosque Street, Singapore 059509
Heritage Marker SB26 - Mosque Street
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Heritage Marker SB26 - Mosque Street
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.

Mosque Street was traditionally where poor Hakka immigrants came to trade used goods, in particular paper and scrap metal. Recycled materials were put to interesting uses; cardboard boxes were refashioned into makeshift jinrickshaws. These did not last long, of course, as the first heavy downpour washed them away.

In the 1930s, the government acquired some of the land on Mosque Street for the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats. The SIT was in charge of implementing the government's pioneering public housing project. Hence, these flats on Mosque Street, as well as those in other areas of the island, formed Singapore's first public housing. The blocks of flats on Mosque Street were four storeys high, with six flats on each floor sharing one kitchen and two bathrooms. Many of the residents were Chinese and Malay civil servants, who worked either at the nearby Revenue Department or at Clifford Pier.
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