"Tanjong Pagar - Historical & Colourful Area" Tanjong Pagar by victorwkf

Tanjong Pagar Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 86 photos

Tanjong Pagar is a famous historic district located within the Central Business District in Singapore next to the famous Chinatown area.

Tanjong Pagar in Malay means "cape of stakes". The original name for Tanjong Pagar is also said to be Salinter, a fishing village. When the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company (1864) was formed due to the growth of shipping activities in the 1850s, wharves were built. Tanjong is "cape" and pagar means "fence" or enclosed space, i.e. wharf where ships are moored. Tanjong Pagar Road is known as tan jiong pa kat in Hokkien.

I will visit Tanjong Pagar every now and then, and would like to share with all of you this historical place in the heart of Singapore city. Do drop by and have a visit when you are in Singapore.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful architecture, full of history, next to Chinatown area
  • Cons:Be careful at night as there are lots of pubs and drinking in this area
  • In a nutshell:This place is a must visit if you are interested in architecture of buildings
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2008
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  • Aug 23, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    excellent.. sir do you have photos of Nargis Street ? Can u pls email to me

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    Feb 2, 2008 at 4:04 AM

    Not small but looks a peaceful place for enjoying holiday. Nice photos.

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    Jan 20, 2008 at 2:13 AM

    We had Hainanese Chicken Rice at Maxwell Hawker Center made famous when it was rated highly by the local newspaper Straits Time.

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Atrip by train from KualaLumpur in the night and reached TanjongPagar the next morning at 07.00 am, It was an old architecture of the Train station

  • May 7, 2007 at 2:30 AM

    any info on phoo thor jee temple? in english?

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