Friday, 25 April 2014

Dublin Road

Backlane of shophouses at Killiney Road,. Picture taken from Dublin Road. 

Dublin Road was probably named by Dr Thomas Oxley who owned a lot of land in the area.  The road was part of his estate, including the roads in the area, named after English places such as Devonshire, Exeter, and of course the Oxley "series" such as Oxley Road, Oxley Rise, Oxley Walk. Dr Oxley was a senior surgeon of the Straits Settlements in 1844, and also a Resident Councillor. A botanist as well, he lived in a vast nutmeg plantation in the area. Information from Singapore Street Names, by Victor Savage and Brenda Yeoh.

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