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!
Part of the MRT series here.