Project Chulia Street

Project Chulia Street
Project Chulia Street

Project Chulia Street "PCS" is a privately funded initiative that serves as a platform to bring together entities and individuals for specific projects that enhance health and happiness for migrant workers in Singapore and increasing their social / economic mobility at partnering workers accommodations.

The name Chulia was chosen as the history of Chulia Street holds lessons and significance for the awareness and recognition of all who contribute and share in the development and wellbeing of Singapore.  

“… when Singapore was founded, the earliest immigrants from Southern India were known to the first European merchants and officials as the Chulias. During Farquhar's administration, a Chulia kampong was marked out for them”, and "from January 1, 1922, the name of the street extending from Raffles Square to South and North canal Roads was changed to Chulia Street”.

The main partnering Workers Accommodation operator for the initial period of 2 years (2016-2017) is Westlite. Westlite was selected by PCS given its notable record and evidence of attention and contributions to migrant worker welfare. Westlite is owned by Centurion Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of Centurion Properties. The Centurion Group is ultimately owned by David Loh and Han Seng Juan.