Originally, Amoy Street begins at the junction of McCallum Street and Telok Ayer Street and ends at Pekin Street before the development plans commenced and transformed the shorter section between Cross street and Pekin Street into a pedestrianized street and mall in the late 1990s. It is part of Singapore’s business district to date and is still bustling with activities since its first development in the 1830s.
But regardless of that, Amoy Street is in fact surrounded with quaint and quiet enclaves namely Telok Ayer Green, Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Park. These parks not only offer you lush greenery, perfect when you need a breather amid the hustle and bustle, but also hold significant importance to Singapore’s history. Ann Siang Hill, located just a stone’s throw away, was one of the three hills (the others being Mount Wallich and Mount Erskine, which were eventually levelled) collectively known as Telok Ayer Hills. It also had its name changed twice, having been owned by three different people – the last of whom was the wealthy Malacca-born landowner Chia Ann Siang.
Likewise, if you need a quick lesson on the history of Amoy Street or the area in general, you can always check out Telok Ayer Green for historical information on the trade and way of life in early Singapore and also, the newly completed mural on the back wall of Thian Hock Keng Temple that is located next to the park itself. The 40m-long mural is commissioned by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and painted by Singaporean accountant and avid artist, Yip Yew Chong. It is a combination of seven panels that showcases the migration, life and culture of Singapore’s early Hokkien immigrants as well as their contributions towards the nation’s development.
Join us to #RediscoverTelokAyer through artistic interventions! Rediscover: Telok Ayer is a project by LASALLE College of the Arts and Urban Redevelopment Authority which aims to provide the public with a variety of avenues to engage with and immerse themselves in the community memories of Telok Ayer that have been uncovered. Look out for the colourful artwork installations depicting imagery of the former coastline and echoes of immigrant narratives by a young budding artist Sarah Lin.
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*Floor area from Architectural Plan with Statistical GFA. Floor plan available upon request.