Original place where Hindus held their fire-walking ceremony; tourist attraction in the early years.
Until the 1970s Albert Street was famous for its Chinese restaurants, bars, medicine shop, and food stalls and a great tourist attraction. In the early 19th century Hindus held their fire-walking ceremony in Albert Street Road. Tamils in Singapore used to call Albert Street the “Street for Fire-walking”. As a large number of Tamils lived in Serangoon Road it was natural that this ceremony was held in their neighbourhood.

Today Albert Street is deserted and all night life has disappeared. It is hoped that with redevelopment Albert Corner will again spring to life. However it will not recapture the charm and quaint atmosphere of the past.

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