Waterloo Street is a two-way street in downtown Singapore
stretching from Rochor
Road to Bras Basah Road. It passes through the planning areas of Rochor and Museum Planning Area.The street was constructed in 1837 and was initially named Church Street after Thomas Church who became a resident councillor that same year. A survey of this street was done by J.T. Thomson, and it was very likely that he used Church's name for the street due to the close working relationship between the two of them.
There are several well-known landmarks, including the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Maghain Aboth Synagogue
, Sculpture Square and Sri Krishnan Temple. Maghain Aboth Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Singapore and was built by the local Jewish community in 1878.