Dhoby Ghaut is a place in Singapore that often refers to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, a major interchange station on the Mass Rapid Transit of Singapore. Dhoby Ghaut or Dhobi Ghat literally means washing place in Hindi, from dhobi "washerman" or one that does laundry and ghat, generically meaning a large open space. As a place, Dhoby Ghaut lies along the southern end of Orchard Road.
The remnants of The Cathay theater mark the location of the Japanese Ministry of Propaganda. Nearby, the old YMCA building at Dhoby Ghaut was used by the Japanese for interrogation during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. The Orchard Presbyterian Church in the area was established by Scottish settlers in 1877.