Old Singapore Street Directories

Good news for built heritage enthusiasts: 23 editions of Singapore’s street directories from 1954 to 2009 are now online for viewing and downloading! Old street directories are a great way to observe transformations of a place over time, and to get a glimpse of how a place used to be like, if photographs are not available.

The maps can be accessed here.

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2 responses to “Old Singapore Street Directories

  1. Simply fabulous! Thanks for this. Must be a painstaking exercise to photograph each page of so many editions?

    • The maps were released by the Singapore Land Authority. And yes, I can imagine the hard work that went behind this, spending hours and hours behind the scanning machine. But I’m sure we are all glad they released this!

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