Jalan Besar is much loved for its eclectic shophouses, famous landmarks and casual charm. It stands out not just for its distinct character but also serves as a showcase of how fringe districts in Singapore have evolve and how identity can be created through physical forms.
In this talk, Professor Woo Pui Leng presents an urban history of Jalan Besar through the physical transformation of the district between the nineteenth and twentieth century.
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