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Change Alley in 1989.

Raffles Place in 1969.

Construction of an underground car park and public garden at Raffles Place in 1964.

John Little and Company Limited at Raffles Place in 1895.

Commercial Square in the early 1900s.

Raffles Place: Then and Now

Go back to Singapore's pre-skyscraper days.
29/11/2019 - 05:50

RAFFLES PLACE HAS been Singapore’s commercial district for nearly 200 years. Beyond the skyscrapers, it’s hard to think of this bustling river-facing financial microcosm as a bucolic hill before it was leveled in 1822 under the Singapore Town Plan to build up trade and commerce.

It was

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