The Ceylon Road | Katong print by Lee Xin Li features Ceylon Road, a road that connects Crane Road with East Coast Road. The road is named after the island of Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) as there was a large Ceylonese Tamil community that settled down in the area in the 19th century.
The building in the illustration is located at the junction of East Coast Road and Ceylon Road. The building that once housed A.Y Abdul Rahiman's store was constructed in 1926 with ornate decorations that have faded away over time. In the foreground features the previously well-known Tong Hin Eating House where the 49 Famous Katong Laksa was located.
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