11 Apr '18, 3pm
S’pore’s town plan some 200 years old ago known as ‘Jackson Plan’ https://t.co/HO7DWiwnhG
This is the 1822 Raffles Town Plan. Via NAS. This map is oriented South to North. Advertisement Jackson Plan Also known as the Jackson Plan, this town plan was the first ever to organise Singapore town coherently, According to Sir Stamford Raffles, communal harmony and ease of trade were the main considerations behind allocating land parcels to ethnic communities. Aspects of the Jackson Plan The Town Plan focused on the area along the Singapore River, and stretched from Telok Ayer to the Kallang River. South of the Singapore River was the Mercantile Square (bottom of image), where merchants conducted their trade. Today, the Mercantile Square is known as Raffles Place, also a business hub. Fun fact: The market you see next to Mercantile Square is actually Lau Pa Sat. Southwest of Mercantile Square was the Chinese Campong (Kampong), circled in blue above, which was designate...