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was named after Robert Campbell (d.1881), the British managing partner of the mercantile and shipping firm, Martin Dyce & Co. in the late 1870s. The street connects Clive Street and Serangoon Road. Part of Campbell Lane has been turned into a pedestrianized street in 2015.
I have been here before and cycled here recently during the Circuit Breaker and was curious about Little India Arcade. It is a series of shophouses, built around 1913. The India Arcade we know today which was officially opened in 1995. The illustration depicts the junction of Campbell Lane and Serangoon Road where 54 Serangoon Road is.
The shophouse on the left was occupied by Nachiappa Bros. Importers and Exporters in the 1980s - 1990s before being taken over by fruit and vegetable stores. The corner shophouse, 54 Serangoon Road, was once a coffeeshop named Hock Tien Keat (福靝居). A Lianhe Zaobao article in 1989 described that the coffeeshop has a huge portrait of Sun Yat Sen and at least 80% of the patrons were Indians. The name of the coffeeshop has Hockchiu (福州) origins. A tutor shared that many of the motorcycle shops along Jalan Besar Road are ran by the Heng Hwa dialect group. The Chinese around Serangoon tend to be from the Heng Hwa and Hockchiu communities.
The most recent occupant of this space is Gokulam Jewels and Crafts. The unit next to it was a former PGP's shop. PGP is the initials of P.Govidasamy Pillai (b.1887 - d.1980), a prolific philanthropist and businessman.
Little India Arcade is currently owned by the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) . A 1957 London Gazette article described Kn. Nachiappa Chettiar as the owner of The Nachiappa Bros. in the drawing. He also ran businesses in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. The family business spanned at least 5 generations, going back to the late 19th century. The family initially lived and worked in Market Street in shophouses called Kittangi.
- Lee Xin Li
A3 print: 29.7cm (H) x 42cm (W)
Frame: 42.3cm (H) x 52.2cm (W)
Printed on archival paper
Each print is individually autographed by the artist.
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