22 February 2012


Date: The "Stories Behind Singapore Streets" exhibit

Venue: 7F and 8F, Singapore National Library (nearest MRT: Bugis and City Hall)

Library Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am-9pm (closed on Public Holidays)

Exhibit Run: Up until 29 June 2012. (It opened January 2012.)

No entrance fee

No photography is allowed on the exhibit floors. Photos below are from the National Library's ground floor. 

Men-on-the-street byte from Out On a Date: The exhibit is interesting enough, especially for SG starters like us.

As expected, street names here in SG came from the place's history, myths, legends, folk tales, people, topography features, landmarks, trades and activities. 

Although we learned a lot from the exhibit, one street name's story remains a mystery to us -- what's the story behind Manila Street in the Bugis area? There was no curator around so wala kaming napagtanungan. 

Manila Street, Bugis area

Is the street connected to Manila, Philippines at all?

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