Streets and Places in the Story
Even though Dharma’s Chariot is set in 2006, the story frequently takes us back in time to Palaniappan’s life in Singapore in the 1960s-90s.
Here are some online resources that will tell you more about the various streets and places mentioned in the story, most of which are rich in history – a few, like the Cockpit Hotel and the Bidadari Cemetery at Mount Vernon, no longer exist.
North Bridge Road, p.14, 20
Arab Street, p.14
Arab Street, p.14 (2)
Market Street, p.15, 16 & 24
Sultan Mosque, p.19
Islamic Restaurant, p.19 & 23
Islamic Restaurant, p.19 & 23 (2)
Cockpit Hotel, p.21
River Valley Road, p.21
River Valley Road, p.21 (2)
Attar (perfume) shop, p.23
Attar (perfume) shop, p.23 (2)
Unani Dawakhana (traditional medicine) shop, p.23
A traditional medicine shop, Unani Medical Hall, can still be found in Golden Landmark Shopping Centre at Arab Street.
Malabar Mosque on Victoria Street, p.24
Malabar Mosque on Victoria Street, p.24 (2)
Bidadari Cemetry at Mount Vernon, p.25
Bidadari Cemetry at Mount Vernon, p.25 (2)
Updated 15 Apr 2020