"Kreta Ayer Road" Tanjong Pagar Things to Do Tip by victorwkf
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Kreta Ayer Road is a road located in the Chinatown area just next to Tanjong Pagar. The road links Neil Road to New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street, and is intersected by Keong Saik Road.
In the olden days, water drawn from a well near Ann Siang Hill was taken down in bullock carts, hence the name Kreta Ayer, which means "water cart road" in Malay. The Hokkiens refer to this area as gu chia chui, and the Cantonese call it ngow chay shui also meaning "bullock water cart road". Kreta Ayer Road was officially conferred in 1922.
When you are at Kreta Ayer Road, you will notice some historical houses with stairs in the front of the houses (see photos).
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