11 Jan '12, 7am

"Stories Behind Singapore Streets" exhibition opens at National Library

"Stories Behind Singapore Streets" exhibition opens at National Library

SINGAPORE: An exhibition showcasing the origins of local street names and Singapore's street naming conventions has been launched. The "Stories Behind Singapore Streets" at the National Library also highlights stories about people, their lives and achievements, and roles they played in making Singapore what it is today. The National Library says the exhibition aims to create a greater awareness of Singapore's early history, journey through nation building and unique multicultural heritage. It also traces the history of Singapore through the street naming conventions from the pre-colonial era to modern day Singapore. More than 100 street names are featured, such as during the 14th and 15th century, pre-Raffles Singapore, the Raffles Town Plan and the post-colonial period after Singapore's independence in 1965. The different categories of street names, such as descriptive st...

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