Amoy Street : A Unique Early Street from Settlers of China Great Port.


( $19 Million Singapore Dollars )

We like to bring to the world a shophouse that is situated in a very interesting historic area in Singapore and houses many interesting businesses .

Many asset management , design & media people & unique eateries are located on this street.

One of the shophouses are now available for the serious investor who like to invest into this unique asset for a long hold. I am looking more at family office or someone with deep desire and want a unit where they can keep for the generations to come in a historic enclave.

If you are keen to explore , please call me now at +65 94893800.

You need to have $19 Million Dollars ready to make that plunge to buy. It fully refurbished , you can buy it vacant for your own use or you can call our team to assist you lease it to a suitable client.

About Amoy Street

Its always good to know where the name of the road came initially. Many Chinese came from the ports in China like Amoy to find better pastures and life here.

Where the name Amoy came from ?

Amoy is know now as Xiamen.  Most of my thoughts is that these people in the 1800s from Amoy came here to find new life.

Xiamen in Fujian Province used to be known by Europeans and North Americans as “Amoy”. The name comes from the dialect that was spoken by the people there. The people of this region – south Fujian and Taiwan – speak Hokkien, a dialect that is still widely spoken by locals. Although today, Mandarin is the common language for business and schools.

Amoy in China was  an Ancient Seaport

The coastal cities of Fujian, including Quanzhou (today a city of over 7 million that you’ve likely never heard of), were extremely active port cities.

Quanzhou was China’s busiest port in the Tang Dynasty. Marco Polo remarked on its vast trade in his travel memoir.

Xiamen was a busy seaport starting in the Song Dynasty. Later, It became an outpost and refuge for Ming loyalists fighting the Manchu Qing Dynasty. Koxinga, son of a merchant pirate set up his anti-Qing base in the area and today a large statue in his honor looks out over the harbor from Gulang Yu island.

Now with reference to Singapore Colonial beginning..

This is one of the earliest street in Singapore .

Amoy Street is a one-way street located within Chinatown, within the Outram district in Singapore.Amoy Street starts at its junction with Telok Ayer Street and McCallum Street and ends with its junction with Pekin Street, now a pedestrian mall. It is intersected by Boon Tat Street and Cross Street.

The name Amoy is an English transliteration of the Zhangzhou pronunciation of the words 厦门 (pronounced E-mui in Standard Hokkien (Amoy) and Xiamen in Standard Mandarin.) The Zhangzhou Hokkien pronunciation was used instead of Standard Xiamen Hokkien because of the overwhelming numbers of Zhangzhou people who left Amoy in China to settle in Singapore through the city’s port.

Amoy Street is one of the old streets developed during the 1830s defining Chinatown under Stamford Raffles’ 1822 Plan. It was listed in George Drumgoole Coleman’s 1836 Map of Singapore as “Amoi Street”, which was probably a reference to the many migrants who came from Amoy.

Amoy Street was noted for its opium smoking dens. The Chinese name for the street is based on landmarks in the area: it is called ma cho keng au(妈祖宫后) in Hokkien (rear of the Ma Cho Temple), or kun yam miu hau kai in Cantonese (behind the Kun Yam temple), referring to the Thian Hock Keng Temple on Telok Ayer Street where both goddesses were worshipped.

Amoy Street was also known as ha mun kai in Cantonese, ha mun being the Cantonese pronunciation of the characters representing the name of the place Amoy.

The street was also known colloquially as Free School Street or ghi oh khau (义学口front of the school) because the Cui Ying School was built here in 1854. It was in one of the shophouses here (Number 70) that the first Anglo-Chinese School was started on 1 March 1886. The shophouse has since been marked as a historic site.

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