Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Malay Road Toponyms 2

Continuation from part one link here.

In my ever pursuing endeavor of documenting each and every Malay road name in Singapore, here is an continuation of it.

Jalan Anak Bukit
     جالن انق بوكيت

Jalan Anak Bukit was first named in 1966. Sandwiched between Clementi Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road, Jalan Anak Bukit links the two roads, Jalan Jurong Kechil and Pan-Island Expressway through a major intersection. Motorists can also bypass the intersection via an underpass built under the intersection named "Anak Bukit Underpass". A flyover at PIE near the road is named "Anak Bukit Flyover". Anak Bukit is Malay for "Small Hill".

Jalan Kakatua
     جالن كاكتوا

Jalan Kakatua is located in Jurong Park Estate, near Jalan Jurong Kechil and serves as an address for the private houses along it. The road is named after Burung Kakatua, known as the Cockatoo Bird in English. The roads in Jurong Park Estate follows a theme of road named after birds. 

Jalan Jurong Kechil
     جالن جوروڠ كچيل

It is interesting to note that Jalan Jurong Kechil used to be part of Jurong Road until it was realigned sometime in the 60s. The realigned part took on the name Jurong Road while unaligned part was renamed to "Jalan Jurong Kechil", translated to English as "Small Jurong Road". Today, the road is a major arterial road and houses a mixture of HDB estates, private estates and famous eating establishments. The road also serves an access into Beauty World. The realigned part of Jurong Road was renamed to Old Jurong Road and Bukit Batok East Avenue 6 after Bukit Batok New Town chewed up a part of it

Jalan Labu Ayer
     جالن لابو ايير

Literal translation of Labu Ayer for water gourd in Malay, actually taken to mean Calabash, known by its scientific name, Lagenaria siceraria. Jalan Labu Ayer is a minor road located near Serangoon Avenue 1.

Jalan Labu Manis
    جالن لابو مانيس

Located in Serangoon Avenue 1, the road, named after Labu Manis is Malay for winter squash. The small road has private houses alongside it.

Jalan Labu Merah
      جالن لابو ميره

Labu Merah is Malay for pumpkin. The road, Jalan Labu Merah is located near Serangoon Avenue 1 and is flanked by landed houses.

Jalan Layang-Layang
         جالن لايڠ-لايڠ

First appearing on 1966 historic maps, Jalan Layang-Layang is located within Jurong Park Estate. As all its sister roads are named after birds, Burung Layang-Layang is Malay for Swallow. Layang-Layang can also mean kite.

Jalan Merbok
    جالن مربوك

Like the other sister roads in Jurong Park Estate, its is named after birds. Jalan Merbok is named after the Turtledove Bird. The road first appeared on maps in 1966.

Jalan Merdu
    جالن مردو

Jalan Merdu is located off Sengkang East Way and houses several private houses. Merdu is used to describe, usually a voice or a song, that is sweet sounding and pleasing to the ear. Reminds me of the lyrics to P. Ramlee's "Bunyi Guitar".

Jalan Rindu
   جالن ريندو

Jalan Rindu is a minor road located off Serangoon Avenue 1. Rindu is Malay to describe something you've been longed desired and been missing.

Jalan Rajawali
   جالن راجوالي

Rajawali is the Malay word for Hawk. Jalan Rajawali is a minor road located off Jalan Jurong Kechil located within Jurong Park Estate. The road first appeared on maps in 1966 and houses private properties. The roads in Jurong Park Estate follows a theme of road named after birds.

Jalan Seh Chuan
    جالن سيه چوان

Jalan Seh Chuan was formerly the site and address of the namesake Seh Chuan High School. Located off Jalan Jurong Kechil, it became a government school in April 1983, and was renamed to the pinyinized "Shuqun Secondary School". The school was then relocated to Jurong East Street 21 in March 1985. Jalan Seh Chuan today is a reminder of the school's former name and the original location.

Jalan Selanting
    جالن سلانتيڠ

First appearing on maps in 1966, and located in Jurong Park off Jalan Jurong Kechil, Jalan Selanting is named after Burung Selanting, known as long-billed partridge in English, a type of bird found in the Malay Peninsular. The roads in Jurong Park Estate follows a theme of road named after birds.

Jalan Tekukor
    جالن تكوكور

Named after the Little Cuckoo-dove in Malay, Jalan Tekukor features the older spelling for Burung Tekukur. The road houses private housing and is located in Jurong Park Estate off Jalan Jurong Kechil and first appeared on maps in 1966. The roads in Jurong Park Estate follows a theme of road named after birds.

Lorong Gambir
    لوروڠ ڬمبير

Lorong Gambir is named after Gambier, a shrub commonly found in Malaysia and Indonesia. The road is located off Serangoon Avenue 1.

Lorong Kilat
   لوروڠ كيلت

The road first appeared in maps in 1966 and is located off Jalan Jurong Kechil. Lorong Kilat means "Lightning Lane" in Malay. In today's context, "kilat" can also describe something that is shiny.

Lorong Kismis
  لوروڠ كيسميس

Located in the private residential estate of Eng Kong Cheng Soon Neighborhood, Lorong Kismis means "Raisins Lane" in Malay. The road first appeared on maps in 1969. Lorong Kismis spawned other roads in the area with English street suffixes including Kismis Avenue, Kismis Place, Kismis Road and Kismis Green.



Lorong Penchalak
     لوروڠ ڤينچلق

Probably the hardest word to associate its meaning with. Located in Serangoon Avenue 1, Lorong Penchalak features the older spelling of Pencalak, a term used to describe the small pestle pounder, of a part of a plunger known as "Anak Gobek" usually used to pound betel nuts. The road first appeared on maps in 1966.


Lorong Pisang Asam
      لوروڠ ڤيسڠ اسم

Lorong Pisang Asam is named after a type of banana known by its scientific name, Musa Paradisiaca sapientum. It has been described to have a sweet yet sour taste. First appearing on maps in 1966, Lorong Pisang Asam is located within Hoover Park and serves as an address for private housing. All roads in Hoover Park follow a theme of roads named after bananas.

Lorong Pisang Batu
      لوروڠ ڤيسڠ باتو

Located in Hoover Park off Jalan Jurong Kechil, Lorong Pisang Batu like its sister roads in the area is named after varieties of bananas. Pisang Batu however is a particular species known as Musa balbisiana in its scientific name. The road first appeared on maps in 1966.

Lorong Pisang Emas
     لوروڠ ڤيسڠ امس

Pisang Emas is the Malay name for Lady Finger banana. Located in Hoover Park, Lorong Pisang Emas first appeared on 1966 maps. All roads in Hoover Park follow a theme of roads named after bananas.


Lorong Pisang Hijau
    لوروڠ ڤيسڠ هيجاو

Lorong Pisang Hijau literally translates to "Green Banana Lane" in English. Like its sister roads, its located in Hoover Park off Jalan Jurong Kechil. It first appeared on maps in 1966. All roads in Hoover Park follow a theme of roads named after bananas.

Lorong Pisang Raja
     لوروڠ ڤيسڠ راج

Located in Hoover Park Estate, Lorong Pisang Raja is named after a variety of bananas called Latundan banana. The road houses private properties and it first appeared on maps in 1966.

Lorong Pisang Udang
      لوروڠ ڤيسڠ أودڠ

Lorong Pisang Udang is named after Pisang Raja Udang, also known in English as Red Banana. Located in Hoover Park Estate, it first appeared on maps in 1966. All roads in Hoover Park follow a theme of roads named after bananas.

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