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Jalan Bilal
   جالن بلال

Located along Bedok Road, Jalan Bilal fittingly has a mosque, Masjid Al-Taqua, at the road's end.   Bilal in Malay is translated to muezzin in English, a person appointed at a mosque to lead, and recite, the call to prayer for every event of prayer and worship in the mosque. The road also spawned another road name Bilan Lane.

Jalan Demak
   جالن ديماق

Jalan Demak and its other sister roads within East View Gardens first appeared on maps in 1966. Most of the roads within the estate are named after species of birds. Jalan Demak seems to be an exception as it is named after the a town in Central Java, Indonesia, which in turn was named after the Demak Sultanate. This minor road off Upper Changi Road is flanked by landed houses.

Jalan Haji Salam
    جالن حاج سلام

Jalan Haji Salam was named in respect after a former village head of the former Kampong Bedok. Previously a short lane off Upper East Coast Road in the 60s, it was extended further north and minor lanes were added as more landed houses were built in the area. The road also spawned another road named Salam Walk.

Jalan Kathi
   جالن كتهي

"Kathi", but commonly spelled and referred to as "tok kadi" today, is the Malay word and spelling for "Qadi". a judge ruling in accordance with Islamic religious law. Jalan Kathi is a minor road off Bedok Road and is flanked by landed private houses.

Jalan Kuang
    جالن كواڠ

Located within East View Gardens, a private landed housing estate, Jalan Kuang first appeared on maps in 1966. Burung Kuang refers to a type of landfowl subfamily known as Phasianinae. Generally used to describe the whole subfamily, there are over 35 types different species in 11 genes.

Jalan Langgar Bedok
       جالن لڠڬر بدوق

"Langgar bedok" literally translates to "hitting the drum". It was previously the site of Bedok Girls School and Bedok Boys School and today it is the site of Bedok South Secondary School and some private landed houses there. Jalan Langgar Bedok first appeared on maps in 1966.

Jalan Greja
   جالن ڬريج

Greja, in the older spelling of "gereja" means "Church" in Malay. The church this road refers to the nearby Bedok Methodist Church, which has existed since the 60s. Jalan Greja is located off Bedok Road.

Jalan Limau Bali
    جالن ليماو بالي

Located within Lucky Hills Estate, Jalan Limau Bali is surrounded by private landed houses. The road first appeared on maps in 1969. Limau Bali when translated from Malay to English means, Pomelo (Citrus maxima), a type of natural citrus fruit. The street names of Lucky Hills Estate follows a theme of streets named after citrus fruits.

Jalan Limau Kasturi
     جالن ليماو كستوري

Jalan Limau Kasturi first appeared on maps in 1969. Limau Kasturi is Malay for Calamondin (× Citrofortunella microcarpa). The minor road, located in between Bedok Rise and Jalan Limau Manis is flanked by landed houses of Lucky Hills Estate. The street names of Lucky Hills Estate follows a theme of streets named after citrus fruits.

Jalan Limau Manis
    جالن ليماو مانيس


As with some roads within Lucky Hills Estate, Jalan Limau Manis follows a theme of lanes named after citrus fruits. Limau Manis is literally translated to "Sweet Cirtus", but however it actually refers to a hybrid citrus fruit, Tangor (Citrus reticulata × sinensis). Jalan Limau Manis first appeared on maps in 1969

Jalan Limau Nipis
   جالن ليماو نيڤيس

Some roads within Lucky Hills Estates are named after types of citrus fruits. First appearing on maps in 1969, Jalan Limau Nipis is another example as Limau nipis is translated to Key lime (Citrus × aurantiifolia) in English. The road is flanked by landed housing.

Jalan Limau Purut
    جالن ليماو ڤوروت

First appeared on maps in 1969, Jalan Limau Purut is located within Lucky Hills Estate. Limau Purut is Malay for Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix). Other roads in the area south to Jalan Limau Purut are named Limau Garden, limau Rise, Limau Walk, Limau Grove and Limau Terrace. These roads may have spawned from the earlier Malay "Limau" roads within the estate.

Jalan Nipah
    جالن نيڤه

Located off Bedok Road, Jalan Nipah first appeared on maps in 1966. Jalan Nipah is named after Pokok Nipah, known as Nypa Palm (Nypa fruticans) in English. The road is a short minor lane flanked with landed housing.

Jalan Pari Burong
    جالن ڤاري بوروڠ

First appeared on maps in 1975, later than its sister roads. Initially, I thought that "pari burung" is a bird, but apparently, after much research, it is actually named after a type of stingray. In Malay, "pari burung" is translated to banded eagle ray (Aetomylaeus nichofii)

Jalan Pari Dedap
    جالن ڤاري ددڤ

First appeared on maps in 1969, Jalan Pari Dedap is flanked by landed houses. Pari Dedap is translated to a type of stingray named Porcupine ray (Urogymnus asperrimus).

Jalan Pari Kikis
  جالن ڤاري كيكيس

First appeared on maps in 1969, Jalan Pari Kikis is a minor crescent lane located off Jalan Pari Dedap within Fengshan NC. The road like its sister roads named after types of stingrays is surrounded by landed houses. After extensive reserch, it is not known what is Pari Kikis, which is directly translated to "eroded ray" in English. It could mean "pari dikikis", to remove the ray's guts when cooking.

Jalan Pari Unak
   جالن ڤاري اوناك

Jalan Pari Unak is a minor road linking Jalan Pari Dedap and Jalan Anak Patong. As with other sister roads in the area, it is flanked by landed houses of Fengshan NC. The road first appeared on maps in 1969. Once again. I couldn't find the direct translation to "pari unak". It could mean porcupine ray (Urogymnus asperrimus) as "unak", spelled as "onak" means "thorny".

Jalan Pergam
     جالن ڤرڬم

Following a theme of roads named after birds, Jalan Pergam is a minor road located within East View Gardens. Flanked by private houses, the road first appeared on maps in 1966. Jalan Pergam is named after a type of pigeon known as "Merpati Pergam" or in English, "Green Imperial Pigeon" (Ducula aenea)

Jalan Pelatok
   جالن ڤلاتوك

Jalan Pelatok is located within East View Gardens and it is split into two parts. It first appeared on maps in 1966, and it was depicted to be a crescent road. By 1993, the eastern part joining Jalan Pelatok has became expunged thanks to the development of Simei Estate and since then, Jalan Segam and Jalan Pergam became the access road on the northern end. Burung Pelatuk as it is currently spelled is translated to woodpecker.

Jalan Segam
    جالن سڬام

As with some roads located within East View Gardens,  Jalan Segam is named after a bird known in English as Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) Other names in Malay include Tukang Kubur, Tukang Kayu, Burung Segan/Malas. Flanked by landed houses, the road first appeared on maps in 1966.

Jalan Simpang Bedok
       جالن سيمڤڠ بدوق

The area famously known for food at the Bedok Shopping Center is called "Simpang Bedok" and may have gotten its name from this road. The area was formerly the side of Simpang Bedok Village and the road first appeared on maps in 1966. Jalan Simpang Bedok is translated to "Bedok Junction Road".

Jalan Sinar Bintang
      جالن سينر بينتڠ

Located within Changi Heights Estate, near Old Tampines Road, Jalan Sinar Bintang first appeared on maps in 1969  "Sinar Bintang" in Malay is translated to "Starlight" in English. The road is flanked by landed houses.

Jalan Sinar Bulan
    جالن سينر بولن

A sister street to Jalan Sinar Bintang, and also located within Changi Heights Estate, Jalan Sinar Bulan is also flanked by private landed housing. In Malay, "Sinar Bulan" is translated to "Moonlight" in English.

Jalan Tiga Ratus
   جالن تيڬ راتوس

Located within what was formerly known as the "Changi Ten-Milestone", Jalan Tiga Ratus was a very long winding road starting from Upper Changi Road till Jalan Sim Pan, which is now the site of Simei MRT today. Jalan Tiga Ratus is notably known for the area where bodies were discovered on the Gold Bar Murders in 1972 and the Changkat Changi School building which is still standing has been used as an interim school on various occasions. More than a quarter of the road became expunged in 1979 when land was needed to build Simei and Tampines. "Tiga Ratus" in Malay is translated to "Three Hundred". There was previously a village named "Kampong Tiga Ratus" in the area. It is unknown how the road got its name.

Taman Bedok
     تامن بدوق

Taman Bedok means "Bedok Gardens" in Malay. The road is located along Bedok Road and is flanked by private houses. There is also another road named "Bedok Gardens" further down Bedok Road. Taman Bedok first appeared on maps in 1966.

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