28 Jan '18, 4am

[Mothership] S’pore’s first railway cut through Orchard Road, ferried people to gambling dens in Johor https://t.co/IG1EkE2cGb…

An old map of Singapore city from 1913 clearly shows a railway line that runs from Keppel Road, crosses the Singapore River and Orchard Road, before heading up northwest towards Bukit Panjang and Woodlands. Detail from a 1913 map. Via NAS. Advertisement On the map (available in greater detail here ), the railway line is labelled the Singapore-Johore Railway. It was also known as the Singapore-Kranji Railway and the Singapore Government Railway. However, this portion of the railway is no longer around today. Tank Road to Woodlands Peninsula Malaya was a treasure trove of natural resources, including tin and rubber. Mined tin and harvested rubber needed to be transported to ports to be transported back to England and other parts of the world. As early as 1869, the British administration had planned to build a railway line that would service the New Harbour, which is the pres...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/singapore-railway/

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