Tag Archives: Jalan Kayu

10 Common Misconceptions of the Names of Places in Singapore

Is Ang Mo Kio “ang mo kio” (tomato)? Or is Holland Village named after the Dutch community in Singapore? Are there any links between the new Chong Pang estate and the old Chong Pang Village? Let’s find out more… 1. … Continue reading

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The Remaining Farmways at Seletar-Punggol

When the construction of the new extension of Seletar Road started in early 2012, many landmarks and buildings near Seletar West Farmway had to make way, such as the former Jalan Kayu Post Office, The Hiding Place, Sinflora and several … Continue reading

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From Villages to Flats (Part 1) – The Kampong Days

The rapid urbanisation of Singapore in the past four decades has seen hundreds of villages demolished and the lands freed up for redevelopment. The life of many Singaporeans of the last generation changed dramatically as they shifted from their kampong … Continue reading

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A Walk Through The Old Neighbourhood – Jalan Kayu

Mention Jalan Kayu, and most Singaporeans will think of the delicious crispy roti prata. Indeed, the two large roti prata shops at Jalan Kayu, perhaps more popular and famous than the ones at Upper Thomson Road and Clementi Road, have … Continue reading

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Fish Farms at Seletar West Farmways to be Relocated?

Many local fish hobbyists are familiar with the locations of the clustered fish farms in Singapore, such as Lim Chu Kang, Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Pasir Ris Farmway and Seletar West Farmway. At Seletar West Farmway 1, 2 and … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Oldest Petrol Kiosk Winds up Business

Possibly the oldest petrol station in Singapore, the Caltex petrol kiosk along Woodlands Road has wound up the business after decades of service. Said to have started its business in the late fifties, the station looks lost in time with … Continue reading

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