This 1995 photograph shows River Valley Road (from opposite Hoot Kiam Road). Pictured are a row of double-storey shophouses and residential apartments. There were two River Valley roads in the 1840s. These two roads, which ran on either side of the Singapore River, could have been named as such as the river looked like a valley between Fort Canning Hill and Pearl's Hill. Today, only one road remains as River Valley Road, while the other has been renamed Havelock Road. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.