Arab Street Evolution

Kampong Glam Events

Istana Kampong Glam

1819

Kampong Glam Established

1822

part of the raffles plan

Rapid Growth

1850 - 1900

Indo/Malay communities expand, other Kampongs set up

Commercial Activity

1900 - 1920

shops, increasingly multi-ethnic community
many Malays move out

Sultan Gate Named

1950

Maria Hertogh Riots

1950

Riots erupted between Muslim and European foreigners over the custody and marriage case of Maria Hertogh.

Kampong Glam - Conservation Area

1989

Founding of Malay Heritage Foundation

1999

Istama Kampong Glam becomes Malay Cultural Center

2004

SG Events

British Colonization

1819

Raffles Town Plan/Jackson Plan

1822
  • return of Sir Raffles to Singapore
  • First Land Reclamation - South Boat Quay
  • creation of kampongs (villages)

South Boat Quay Land Reclamation

1822

First Census of Singapore

1824

recorded 10,683 residents comprising 74 Europeans, 16 Armenians, 15 Arabs, 4,580 Malays, 3,317 Chinese, 756 natives of India and 1,925 Bugis

Anglo-Dutch Treaty

1824

primarily a settlement of a long period of territorial and trade disputes between the two countries in Southeast Asia. Formed British Malasia and Dutch East Indies.

Treaty of Friendship and Alliance

1824

officially ceding Singapore and the adjacent islands and waters within 10 geographical miles (about 18.6 km) in perpetuity to the British East India Company

Singapore City Status

1951

Proclaimed a city by the British Commonwealth by royal charter.

Singapore Independance

1965

URA Conservation Masterplan

1986 - 2050

Included Kampong Glam along with Chinatown, Little India, Singapore River Emerald Hill and the Heritage Link.

Launch of Learning Jouneys

1998 - 2050

SG50 Jubilee Weekend Celebration

2015

Eras of SG

According to HistorySG Classification

Era - Classical Emporium

1299 - 1599

Era - Maritime Rivalry

1600 - 1818

Era - Colonial Port City

1819 - 1945

Era - Political Change

1946 - 1964

Era - Nation & Global City

1965 - 2050

SG50 Celebration!