View of Chulia Street

The postcard depicts the junction of Chulia Street and the northwest corner of Raffles Place which was dominated for many years by the Bonham Building on the right. Chulia Street was originally known as Kling Street as large numbers of Indians from Southern India known as 'men from Kalinga' or 'orang kling' in Malay had congregated in the area. It was renamed Chulia Street as the term 'kling' adopted a deragotary association when Indian convicts were transported to Singapore. Chulia is the North Indian term for the Kalinga kingdom.

Date/Period
Early 1900s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 8.8 x 13.9 cm
Accession No.
1995-01578
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Postcards