Road awakening


Traffic on North Bridge Road on June 5, 1950. The street had been carved out of dense jungle by convicts under Lieutenant Henry Ralfe, an officer who had accompanied Sir Stamford Raffles when he first set foot in Singapore in 1819. It was one of the city's earliest roads.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'Road awakening'. Print Edition | Subscribe