37 DUXTON ROAD

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THE PROPERTY
  • DESCRIPTION

    Walking distance from two MRT stations (Tanjong Pagar and Outram Park), this two-storey shophouse with an all-white façade is conveniently located in the Chinatown Historic District. The strictest form of conservation is enforced here to maintain the overall ambience and physical character of the area. For instance, the entire building envelope including the rear service blocks and rear courts are to be retained and restored to keep the low-rise scale and unique urban character in general.

    A row of beautifully-restored colonial shophouses in Duxton, once infamous for its strip of karaoke lounges and pubs, is currently home to hipster cafes and fancy restaurants, cycling and yoga studios, interior design and architectural offices, boutique hotel and furniture showrooms, and other specialty shops which make the scene more vibrant day and night.

    As interesting as it is now in the present, its history is equally compelling. Back in the day, Duxton Road was popularly known by the Cantonese as “Jinrickshaw Place” (or Kampong Ah Lai) because of the many rickshaw pullers who mostly came from Hui Ann county in China. Illegal drug and gambling dens used to flourish in Duxton Road which contributed to the notoriety of the area as a slum and vice-ridden hood. Because of the strong clan ties, the groups created their own territory and fought whenever or whoever threatens it. Such fights made Duxton Hill and Duxton Road a dreaded area of ill repute and criminal elements back then.

    Duxton Road is also known to the Hokkiens as gu chia chui kia, meaning “at the side of Kreta Ayer”, referring to Craig Road. Colloquially, people also call it as kampong kia nai in Hokkien, meaning “within a small village” probably referring to the former slum dwellings of the rickshaw pullers.

  • PROPERTY TYPE

    Shophouse

  • LOCATION

    Singapore 089501


AVAILABILITY

37 Duxton Road

  • Floor

    Ground Floor

    2nd Floor

  • Unit

    Office

    Office

  • Area SQ M

    100

    91

  • Area SQ FT

    1076.4

    979.5

  • Status

    Sold

    Sold

AREA

37 Duxton Road, Singapore 089501

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  • ADDRESS

    37 Duxton Road
    Singapore 089501

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  • GENERAL

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    Singapore 069547