29 Jan '17, 2pm

[Mothership] The little-known Ellenborough Market near Clarke Quay has a special relationship with Lau Pat Sat

The area where Clarke Quay MRT Station stands today was vastly different in the past . Right up till the mid-1990s, Ellenborough Market was one of the main features in the area. Many names, same market The market was known to many by a few other names. It was known as Teochew Market , because the area was a Teochew enclave. It was also referred as Pasar Bahru , which means “New Market” in Malay. It is also introduced as New Market, which gave the name to New Market Road. It was named after Edward Law, the 1st Earl of Ellenborough and the Governor-General of India (1841-1844) . It was well-known for selling fresh fish and dried seafood products. Map of the area in 1979. Source: NAS Ellenborough Market made the Pa Sat, “Lau Pa Sat” Ellenborough Market’s birth probably gave Lau Pa Sat (“Old Market” in Hokkien) its name. Opened in 1825, Lau Pa Sat , then known as Telok Ayer Ma...

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