Geylang and Changi roads to be part of identity corridors preserving historical landscapes

Rows of conserved shophouses from the 1900s that line roads in Geylang tell of the area's urbanisation. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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SINGAPORE - In the early 1900s, an electric tram line ran along Geylang Road, the earliest trunk road linking the Singapore River area to the island's north-east.

As communities moved eastward from the city centre in the 1920s and 1930s, they settled in areas near the road such as Katong and Joo Chiat.

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