Formerly a nutmeg estate dotted with bamboo trees, Selegie has evolved into one of SG’s busiest stretches.
In Malay, a selegie is a “fire-hardened wooden spear” – the weapon of choice by a pirate people called the Orang Selegie.
Today, residential buildings, historic structures plus little shops and eateries line the streets in this bustling neighbourhood – a popular place for expats to live, too, thanks to its central location.
By Muneerah Bee, August 2016; additional reporting by Joshua Tan / Updated March 2019
Photos by Muneerah Bee
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