Central Region, Singapore
History[change | change source]
When Sir Stamford Raffles first arrived in Singapore in 1819, he signed a treaty with Tengku Abdul Rahman (the local Sultan) and Tengku Hussein (the Temmengong which became Sultan since he was the elder brother). The Sultan and Temmengong were paid money for allowing the British to set up a port in Singapore.
The British were given the southern part of Singapore to develop. Therefore, it was also recognised as the Central Region of Singapore, or also called Central Business District.
Size[change | change source]
The Central Region of Singapore starts from the harbour all the way to Bishan as the north, Queenstown as the west and Marine Parade as the east. In total, it takes up 13,150 hectares of land area.
The Southern Islands are also part of the Central Region of Singapore.
11 planning areas[change | change source]
- Bukit Merah
- Bukit Timah
- Marine Parade
- Southern Islands
- Toa Payoh