Hajijah

Hajijah

Madam Hajijah was a lady who owned a majority of land in Kampong Hajijah and to whom the kampong’s name was derived. She was a prominent landowner who bought a plot of land to build the original Kampong Siglap Mosque and contributed much to the life and welfare of the community in Siglap.The Malay kampong, now called Jalan Hajijah, was the site of 30 houses (300 people) that existed for 80 years. The land she owned is now the site of private condominiums such as Taipan, Lagoon Green and Landbay.

The generous philanthropist died before the Second World War. Her grave is located in the Siglap area.

 

Source:
A report on the fishermen of Siglap, page 45
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/printheritage/image.aspx?id=be5e91bd-e8d0-40ad-96ea-098b61063827
http://www.mysiglap.org/who-we-are/history
Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics, page 169, Victor R Savage, Brenda Yeoh
https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=DTOJAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA169&lpg=PA169&dq=Madam+hajijah+singapore&source=bl&ots=yVatErKczC&sig=robH94jdqEWa_rC_R4UVKV7NdU8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAmoVChMIifXZ4PT1yAIVQgiOCh1p8QQc#v=onepage&q=Madam%20hajijah%20singapore&f=false