Albert Street is a narrow but long street in Singapore, much of which has been turned into a pedestrian mall. The street begins at Queen Street, between Fu Lu Shou Complex and Albert Centre. From there, it passes Waterloo Street, Bencoolen Street, Prinsep Street and Short Street, to end at Albert Court Village. The section at Albert Court Village is a paved driveway.
As would be expected, Albert Street was named after Prince Albert, the consort to Queen Victoria. It was laid out in 1858, and in the early days passed through a Sumatran village called Kampung Bencoolen, after which Bencoolen Street derives its name.
Albert Street was called Thimiri Thidal in Tamil, meaning "fire walking street". This is because the Hindus there used to perform fire-walking ceremonies, before the ritual was relocated to the Sri Mariamman Temple.
Albert Street is also famous for being the original location of Fatty's Restaurant, named after the jolly rotund figure of its proprietor, Au Chun Seng. The restaurant has since relocated from a shophouse into Albert Centre.
Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2004), ISBN 981-210-364-3