Jalan Besar

Jalan Besar

The land on which Jalan Besar (Malay for big or wide road) now lies was once a betel nut plantation and fruit orchard in the 1830′s. It is one of the first roads to be built in Singapore. Witnessing many changes without losing its old world charm, Jalan Besar offers one of the best examples of the Singapore Shophouse and buildings from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century.