Thursday, March 13, 2008

So Guan Chuan

Guan Chuan Street within the Tiong Bahru Estate was named after So Guan Chuan.

Guan Chuan was a merchant in the 19th century Singapore.

Little was known about him, other than the fact that he was elected a member of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in 1837.

The chamber then had only a few Chinese merchants as members.

He was also a founder member of the Qing De Hui and he contributed generously to the building funds for the construction of the Tian Fu Gong in Telok Ayer Street.

1 comment:

SGalf said...

Guan Chuan Street is the only place where the WWII bomb shelter still exist.

I hope the authorities will allow enterprising people to explore alternative uses for those bomb shelters rather than let it become a storage area for the town council unused bins.