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Finlayson Green, the name of both a traffic island and a street, is located in the Downtown Core of the Central Area Region. The green lung served as a road divider in the busy city centre although little is left of it.
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I am interested to learn the history of Finlayson Green. Was it named after some distant relative of mine? My father lived in Singapore pre-war and mentioned to me that there was a road named after Finlayson. I visited Singapore for the first time in September this year and had my photo taken under the street name. Any help will be appreciated.
As mentioned in the article, Finlayson Green was named after John Finlayson. Finlayson passed away in England in 1907. An article in the local newspaper here reported that he passed away on 23 October 1907 in the town of Bexhill, where he had been staying with his family members for some weeks. He was buried in the local cemetery about a mile and a half from the town. The family members who attended the funeral included Mrs Finlayson, Lieutenant A. W. J. Finlayson, R.N. (son), Ms N., M., and E. F. Finlayson (daughters), Mrs Oxley (sister), the Rev. David Jack (brother-in-law), Mr. A. Liebert (brother-in-law) and Mrs Liebert. This information is extracted from the following article:
The late Mr. J. Finlayson. (1907, November 25). The Straits Times, p.8.
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