The MRT series – Dhoby Ghaut (NS24)

Do you know what a Dhobi is? You see, in the late 1800s, washermen from India used water from a stream here to launder clothes. So the name stuck. Today it is not just part of the prime district but also an interchange to the Circle and Northeast lines. And did you know our little red dot’s Presidential palace is nearby? Read all about our sharing of the Istana here!

One thing though. You are not normally allowed to take photos of the Istana gate. Notice the policeman marching up in the photo… This is also where McDonald house is located. The site of one of the earliest terrorist bombing that took place in our little red dot in 1965… a historical place indeed!

← Somerset (NS23)

→ City Hall (NS25)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

14 thoughts on “The MRT series – Dhoby Ghaut (NS24)”

    1. Well knock on wood – no. But who knows? For all that is said of our little red dot being a stifling little controlled island, its awfully easy to get into… so we never know if any would be terrorist would breeze through customs and carry out such dastardly acts. But back in late 1960s it was more like a ‘war’. Because Indonesia opposed Malaysia and Singapore’s independence. Can you imagine that now?

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      1. It seems like a very distant memory. I was only small then and probably not watching the television news! However, I find that Singapore has quite strict security precautions at the airport so hopefully that will prevent any such recurrences of these awful acts. And Singapore really forged ahead when it became independent, and is such a strong economic force for its size now! That is such a tribute to your nation and its people!

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        1. Thank you on behalf of our tiny nation.
          Vigilance remains the only real weapon for us. And hopefully people within do not get radicalized… which unfortunately has happened


  1. I used to watch Liberians wash their clothes in lakes and streams. Hard work, and not terribly good on the clothes. 🙂 It’s not allowed on my backpack trek. Putting soap in water is a no-no. But I’ve been known to jump in fully clothed after a long, hot day on the trail, without soap. It washes the clothes and body (sort of) at the same time. 🙂 –Curt

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