OVERVIEW OF ROCHOR NEIGHBORHOOD
Rochor is a planning area based in the center of Singapore’s Central Region. It shares a border with the Downtown Core and Museum in the south, Newton in the west, and Kallang in the east and north. Currently, it is divided into 10 different subzones, including Victoria, Sungei Road, Selegie, Rochor Canal, Mount Emily, Mackenzie, Little India, Kampong Glam, Farrer Park, and Bencoolen. As of 2017, there are approximately 13,500 residents in the area. Rochor is mostly known as the district of entertainment, education, culture, and budding arts in Singapore. There are two major shopping centers in the town: the Verge and Tekka Center. Opened in 2003, the Verge is the first and largest modern shopping center in Little India, with a variety of facilities and services to serve local residents and tourists. Tekka Center is quite small, but it features different Indian meals, vegetables, and seafood in different stalls. The Rochor MRT station is the main route for people in the area. It links the North East Line and the East West Line along Bukit Timah corridor, which serves commercial areas in Little India’s south.