Monday, November 30, 2015

Malay Road Toponyms 8

Jalan Bumbong
     جالن بومبوڠ

Jalan Bumbong is translated from Malay as "Roof Road". Roads within Woodlands Park Estate are named after building fixtures. Flanked by private residential houses, the road first appeared on maps in 1969.

Jalan Chermat
     جالن چيرمت

Jalan Chermat, spelled in the older spelling of cermat is used to describe someone who is careful. Located off Upper Paya Lebar Road, it links to Lorong Liew Lian and is flanked by landed houses.


Jalan Dinding
    جالن دينديڠ

Jalan Dinding is located in Woodlands Park Estate. Dinding is Malay for ceiling. The road first appeared on maps in 1969. The roads within the estate follows a theme of naming after building fixtures.


Jalan Gelegar
    جالن ڬيليڬر

Jalan Gelegar is located in Woodlands Park Estate, first appearing on maps in 1969. Gelegar is described to wooden beams that support the floor of the house, usually meant for kampong houses. The roads within the estate follows a theme of naming after building fixtures.


Jalan Gotong Royong
      جالن ڬوتوڠ رويوڠ

Jalan Gotong Royong is located within Tau Keng Gardens, a private residential estate off Upper Paya Lebar Road. Gotong Royong basically translates to mutual cooperation, to come together and help each other achieve a common goal. The road first appeared on maps in 1963.


Jalan Jendela
    جالن جنديلا

Located within Woodlands Park Estate, Jalan Jendela is flanked by private houses. As with all other roads in the estate, it is named after a building fixture. Jendela is the formal Malay term for "window".


Jalan Kasau
   جالن كاساو

Kasau is described to be a wooden cross on the roof of a house in order to support it. Jalan Kasau is located within Woodlands Park Estate and is flanked by private houses. The roads within the estate follows a theme of naming after building fixtures.


Jalan Kelichap
     جالن كليچڤ

Jalan Kelichap is flanked by 70s era private housing. Located within Tia Ken Gardens, off Upper Paya Lebar Road, the road first appeared in maps in 1969. The estate itself was once known as "Raya Gardens". Kelichap, spelt in its older spelling of "kelicap", is described to be a type of bird known as sunbirds in English.


Jalan Kesoma
     جالن كسوم

Jalan Kesoma is located off Lorong Ong Lye, near Upper Paya Lebar Road. Kesoma, spelt in the older spelling of kesuma is translated to be "flower". The road is flanked by a empty field on one side and private landed housing on the other.

Jalan Korban
    جالن كوربن

Korban is Malay for sacrifice. Flanked by private houses, Jalan Korban is located within Tau Keng Gardens Estate. The road first appeared on maps in 1963.

Jalan Kurnia
    جالن كورنيا

Jalan Kurnia is located within Tau Keng Gardens, a private residential estate off Upper Paya Lebar Road. Kurnia in Malay means to show mercy or compassion. The road first appeared on maps in 1963.

Jalan Lokam
     جالن لوكم

Jalan Lokam first appeared on maps in 1966. The road is located off Upper Paya Lebar Road. "Lokam", in the older spelling of "lekam" means to hold something with your thumb and forefinger.

Jalan Mahir
   جالن ماهير

A minor road within Tau Keng Gardens, Jalan Mahir serves as an address for the private houses there. Mahir in Malay is used to describe someone who is adept and skillful at something. The road first appeared on maps in 1963.

Jalan Rasok
جالن راسوق


As with all roads in Woodlands Park Estate, a private housing estate, the road is named after building fixtures Rasuk, spelled in the older spelling "rasuk" means "beam" or "pillar" in Malay.


Jalan Usaha
   جالن اوسها

Jalan Usaha is located in Tau Keng Gardens, off Upper Paya Lebar Road. Flanked by private houses, the road first appeared on maps in 1963. Usaha means "effort" in Malay.

Lorong Ah Soo
   لوروڠ ه سواو

Lorong Ah Soo is named after Ng Ah Soo, who lived and owned much of the land in the area. He passed away in 1929. Located off Upper Paya Lebar Road, the road today is a major arterial dual carriageway linking to Hougang Avenue 3. At one time, there was also a "Lorong Ah Soo Selatan", just off Lorong Ah Soo.


Lorong How Sun
   لوروڠ هوو سون

Lorong How Sun was officially named sometime in 1958 - 1959. The road was spawned from How Sun Road and How Sun Avenue. These roads are currently flanked by private housing. In Cantonese, "How Sun" means "Young".

Lorong Liew Lian
     لوروڠ ليايو لين

Following a trend to name roads after local fruits in the area, liew lian is the Hokkien corruption of Durian. Previously the site of Kampong Liew Lian, Lorong Liew Lian was named in 1956 and is located off Upper Serangoon Road. The road currently houses private residential houses and condominiums. Liew Lian Vale is also spawned from the road.

Lorong Ong Lye
   لوروڠ اوڠ لياي

Lorong Ong Lye, named in 1956, means "pineapple" in Hokkien. The road is located after Lorong Liew Lian and houses several private houses there. As with Lorong Liew Lian, the road follows a trend of roads after local fruits.

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