History & Origins
Meyer Road was named after Sir Reuben Manasseh Meyer, a Jewish businessman and philanthropist, who built the Chesed-El Synagogue and launched the Meyers brother company[T3] , which turned out to be a huge success.
There is no public housing at Meyer Road. Instead, the district is home to many beachfront condominiums and landed properties. Upcoming residential launches include Meyer Mansion, which is set to be completed by 2024, and will offer its residents unblocked views of the sea or the landed enclave.
Transportation & Connectivity
Meyer Road is currently served by two MRT stations on the Circle Line - Dakota MRT (CC8) and Mountbatten MRT (CC7). There is also an upcoming Katong Park MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast Line. Bus routes that service the residents of Meyer Road include 547 and 566.
There are 13 schools within the precinct of Meyer Road, including one primary school, two secondary schools, two international schools and four private schools. Some notable names include Tao Nan School, Dunman High School and Victoria Junior College.
When it comes to shopping, nearby malls include Parkway Parade, Katong Shopping Centre, Kinex and Kallang Wave Mall.
On one side of the Meyer Road precinct is East Coast Park, which offers residents a natural respite and breath of fresh air.
URA Master Plan
If you’ve been curious about what the highly anticipated “East Coast Plan” entails, the URA Master Plan offers us a glimpse. With the new Bayshore housing precinct coming up, there are plans to have a new linear park marked by heritage seawalls and a sea pavilion to encourage healthy living and celebrate memories of the pre-reclamation coastline.
Did You know?
- An Academy Award-nominated visual effects artist resides at Meyer Road, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if there are Hollywood stars paying him a visit at the area.
- The fort beneath Katong Park defended the island against potential sea attacks.
- A bomb exploded in Katong Park in 1963 during the Confrontation with Indonesia, also known as Konfrontasi.