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Jalan Belangkas
     جالن بلڠكس

Located off MacPherson Road, Jalan Belangkas is a very long minor road to access the landed houses there. Belangkas is the Malay word for Horseshoe crab. Jalan Belangkas was named in 1951. The roads within the area seem to follow a theme of names of plants.

Jalan Chengkek
     جالن چيڠكيك

Named in 1951, Jalan Chengkek is located off Jalan Melor, ending at Jalan Raya and is flanked by landed houses. "Chengkek" or "cengkeh" as it is currently spelled is translated to "clove" in English. Cloves are aromatic flower buds native to Indonesia and are used as spices, medicine and also ant repentant.

Jalan Gembira
    جالن ڬمبيرا

Jalan Gimbira first appeared in maps on 1966 and is a minor road located within MacPherson Gardens Estate, a landed housing estate. Gembira is translated to "Happy" from Malay. The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of emotion.

Jalan Hiboran
   جالن هيبورن

Located within MacPherson Gardens Estate, Jalan Hiboran and its other sister roads first appeared on maps in 1966. Surrounded by landed housing, Hiboran means "entertainment" in Malay. The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of emotion.

Jalan Jermin
   جالن جرمين

A short minor lane off Jalan Belangkas, the road had private landed houses along it. The "jermin" in Jalan Jermin could me Pokok jeremin also known as "Pokok halau nyamuk" (Mosquito expel plant). Its scientific name is Pelargonium cucullatum. I assumed it is named after the plant due to the fact that other roads in the area are named after plants as well. The road is named in 1951 and seem to follow a theme of names of plants as with sister roads within the area.

Jalan Kemajuan
    جالن كماجوان

First appearing on maps in 1966, Jalan Kemajuan is a minor lane located within MacPherson Gardens Estate. The road links Jalan Gembira, Jalan Mulia and Jalan Setia. Kemajuan in Malay could means a variety of things. Direct translations include, progress, advancement, development and improvement. Basically to "progress further towards something", usually a goal or a dream.

Jalan Kemboja
    جالن كمبوج

Located within Sennett Estate, near Macpherson Road, Jalan Kemboja was first named in 1959 and first appeared on maps in 1961. Kemboja is the Malay name for frangipani.

Jalan Melati
   جالن ملاتي

The Malay word for "Jasmine" is "Melati". Jalan Melati is another minor road off Jalan Belangkas and is the access road for the private houses there. Melati is the Malay word for Arabian jasmine. The road is named in 1951. The roads within the area seem to follow a theme of names of plants
Source: Toponymics: A Study of Singapore Street Names INSB 981 201364 3


Jalan Melor
   جالن ملور

Sandwiched between Jalan Belangkas and MacPherson Lane, Jalan Melor is a minor road flanked by landed properties. Jasmine in Malay is refereed to as "Bunga Melor". Jalan Melor is named in 1951. The roads within the area seem to follow a theme of names of plants.

Jalan Mesra
   جالن مسرا

Mesra is translated to friendly or intimate from Malay. Jalan Mesra is a minor road located within MacPherson Gardens Estate and first appeared on maps in 1966. The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of emotion.

Jalan Mesin
  جالن ميسين

Located off Kampong Ampat, Jalan Mesin first appeared on maps in 1966. This short minor dead end lane serves as an access to the industrial installations along the road. Mesin is translated to "machine" in Malay.

Jalan Muhibbah
    جالن موهيببه

Located within MacPherson Gardens Estate, its the access road into the estate and the only road that can be seen off MacPherson Road while riding along it. Jalan Muhibbah is surrounded by private landed houses and it first appeared on maps in 1966. Muhibah as it is currently spelled is described to be "feelings of friendship and warmth". The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of emotion.

Jalan Mulia
    جالن مليا

Jalan Mulia is translated to "Honorable Road" into English. Located off Upper Aljunied Road, Jalan Mulia is a minor lane located within MacPherson Gardens Estate and is flanked by landed houses. It first appeared on maps in 1966

Jalan Raya
   جالن راي

Jalan Raya is located off Jalan Anggerek and is flanked by landed private houses. As the surrounding and adjacent roads are named flowers and plants, Jalan Raya is named after "Bunga Raya" the Malay name for "Hibiscus". The road was named in 1951. In my personal opinion, it would make much more sense to name the road "Jalan Bunga Raya" as "Raya" could mean a variety of things in Malay.
Source: Toponymics: A Study of Singapore Street Names INSB 981 201364 3

Jalan Setia
   جالن ستيا

Jalan Setia is located within MacPherson Gardens Estate and first appeared in maps in 1966. This minor lane near MacPherson Road serves as an address for the landed houses there. Setia means "Loyal" in Malay. The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of emotion.

Jalan Sikudangan
    جالن سيكوداڠن

Jalan Sikudangan is a short minor lane off Jalan Belangkas. It is flanked by landed houses. Sikudangan is a perennial plant known as tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa). This plant is usually used to make perfumes.

Jalan Wangi
   جالن واڠي

Located within Sennett Estate, Jalan Wangi was officially named in 1959 and first appeared on maps in 1961. This crescent road plays host to the shophouses and landed homes there. Wangi is translated to "sweet smelling" from Malay.

Kampong Ampat
     كامڤوڠ امڤات

Kampong Ampat is a long road located off MacPherson Road. It is currently serving the industrial establishments there. Ampat could mean the older spelling of "empat" which means four. meaning that Kampong Ampat is literally translated to the "Fourth Village". Historically, there once could be a namesake kampong located there and only the namesake road remains today.

Lorong Bunga
    لوروڠ بوڠا

Lorong Bunga is a short minor lane in Sennett Estate. The road was named in 1959 and first appeared on maps in 1961. Bunga means "Flower" in Malay. The roads within the estate seem to follow a theme of names of plants.

Lorong Kembang
      لوروڠ كمبڠ

Officially named in 1959, Lorong Kembang first appeared on maps in 1961. This short minor road is located within Sennett Estate, a private landed housing estate off MacPherson Road. Kembang means "expand" in Malay.


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