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Notes on the Geography of Singapore: Singapore Modern: Photo 6

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Tourist Central: that's the octagonal Marriott (formerly, Dynasty) Hotel on Orchard Road, which takes its name perhaps from the nutmeg plantations established here in the 19th century but partly also from a Mr. Orchard, who lived here. Victor Savage and Brenda Yeoh write in Toponymics: A Study of Singapore Street Names (2003), that in 1900 Orchard Road was "a well-shaded avenue" reminiscent of "Devonshire lanes."

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