Sengkang West 'not quite Jalan Kayu'
Residents say new names lack geographical and historical bearing
Published on Mar 4, 2014 9:12 AM
Seletar residents are up in arms over the naming of a new dual two-lane road where a portion of Jalan Kayu used to stand.
They say the names - Sengkang West Avenue and Sengkang West Way - bear little geographical and historical significance.
"Jalan Kayu, which means road of wood, reflects how the area was heavily wooded in the past. Naming it after Sengkang has little relation to the immediate area's past and heritage," said Seletar Hills resident George Pasqual.
The road is part of a new road network that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been upgrading since 2011 to meet the expected rise in traffic generated by the new Seletar Aerospace Park and other developments in the area.
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NEED TO REFLECT AREA'S HERITAGE
Jalan Kayu, which means road of wood, reflects how the area was heavily wooded in the past. Naming it after Sengkang has little relation to the immediate area's past and heritage.
- Seletar Hills resident George Pasqual