Department of Railways,
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3 3o Route 22.
SINGAPORE Johnston's Pier.
Going E. along Keppel Road the visitor, after crossing Tanjong Pagar Road, comes to Anson Road, which is near the seacoast. Taking the road northwards, one comes to a point from which Palmer Road branches off eastwards. On entering Palmer Road, one will come to Mt. Palmer, where there are a Malay village and the Palmer Warehouse. Near it are a Malay cemetery and a Chinese temple, the latter an excellent model of Chinese architecture. From this place northwards to Johnston's Pier, the entire strip of land has been bought by the government from the Tanjong Pagar Dock Co. It comprises eighty-eight acres of newly-reclaimed ground, and a great harbour project is contemplated.
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Going northwards along Anson Road, one enters Robinson Road, where the traffic is much busier. As one goes farther towards the sea, one comes to Raffles Quay across Sir John Jackson's Yard. The Quay runs along the coast and the Telegraph Office (Pl. G 7) is situated in this street far up from the yard.
Going N. along Raffles Quay or Robinson Road, one comes to Collyer Quay. Johnston's Pier (Pl. G 6) is on this Quay, and, being a gathering and distributing point for various kinds of freight, its traffic is exceedingly busy. Most of the large freight to be exported to Europe and Asia is first brought here and then transported to Tanjong Pagar across the water. Near Johnston's Pier are the Singapore Exchange, Singapore Club, Chamber of Commerce, General Post-Office, and other public buildings. On Collyer Quay are many large mercantile houses, such as Boustead e Co., Paterson, Simons e Co., Hongkong e Shanghai Banking