Swathes of "Chinese vegetable Gardens", "Mangrove Marshes", "Brick Kilns" and "Cotton Plantations" stand in present-day Farrer Park, Little India, Lavender and Whampoa, respectively.
These areas of what was otherwise a rather barren and little developed Singapore are marked out in an 1836 map of the town.
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Thank you for reading The Straits Times
You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.
What is Premium?