How Taxi Uncle Knows Where Your Road is in Singapore

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Many roads in Singapore are named after various items, cities or names, and put together in certain areas. Here are some examples:

Upper Bukit Timah (“banana” roads)

banana

  • Lorong Pisang Asam
  • Lorong Pisang Batu
  • Lorong Pisang Emas
  • Lorong Pisang Hijau
  • Lorong Pisang Raja
  • Lorong Pisang Udang
  • Jalan Pisang

Outside Sembawang Shipyard (“Commonwealth Country” roads)

commonwealth

  • Auckland Road
  • Bermuda Road
  • Canada Road
  • Canberra Avenue
  • Deptford Road
  • Durban Road
  • Falkland Road
  • Fiji Road
  • Gibraltar Road
  • Kenya Cresent
  • Lagos Road
  • Malta Road
  • Montreal Road
  • Ottawa Road
  • Pakistan Road
  • St.Helena Road
  • St. John Road
  • Wellington Circle

Near Little India (“England counties” roads)

england

  • Bristol Road
  • Cambridge Road
  • Carlisle Road
  • Dorset Road
  • Durham Road
  • Gloucester Road
  • Hampshire Road
  • Hertford Road
  • Kent Road
  • Norfolk Road
  • Northumberland Road
  • Oxford Road
  • Rutland Road
  • Truro Road
  • Worecester Road

MacPherson (“fruit-tree” roads)

tree

  • Angsana Avenue
  • Belimbing Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue
  • Kenanga Avenue
  • Lichi Avenue
  • Mulberry Avenue

Seletar (“London” Roads)

london

  • Bayswater Road
  • Brompton Road
  • Edgware Road
  • Lambert Walk
  • Mornington Cresent
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Regent Street
  • Sussex Gardens

Siglap (“Musically-themed Opera Estate” roads)

opera

  • Aida St
  • Jln Bangsawan
  • Jln Bintang Tiga
  • Carmen St
  • Dafne St
  • Dido St
  • Ernani St
  • Fidelio St
  • Figaro St
  • Lakme St
  • Maria Ave
  • Metropole Dr
  • Norma Terrace
  • Rienzi St
  • Swan Lake Ave
  • Terang Burang Ave
  • Tosca St

Bukit Panjang (“nut” roads)

nut

  • Almond
  • Cashew
  • Chestnut
  • Hazel

Yio Chu Kang (“poet” roads)

poet

  • Kalidasa Avenue
  • Iqbal Avenue
  • Li Po Avenue
  • Munshi Abdullah Avenue
  • Omar Khayyam Avenue
  • Serenade Walk
  • Tagore Avenue
  • Tu Fu Avenue
  • Tung Po Avenue

Farrer Road (“Royal” roads)

royal

  • Coronation Road
  • Duke Road
  • Duchess Road
  • Empress Road
  • King’s Road
  • Prince Road
  • Prince of Wales Road
  • Princess of Wales Road
  • Queen’s Road

Katong (“Tropical Fruit” roads)

fruit

  • Chiku Road
  • Duku Road
  • Langsat Road
  • Lorong Nangka
  • Mangis Road
  • Pulasan Road
  • Rambai Road
  • Rambutan Road

For more information on interesting Singapore road names visit this excellent site

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