Pearl's Hill in Outram has a Canadian twin - Mount Pearl

Singapore's Pearl's Hill has a counterpart city called Mount Pearl on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.
Singapore's Pearl's Hill has a counterpart city called Mount Pearl on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.PHOTO: FACEBOOOK/CITY OF MOUNT PEARL
Pearl's Hill City Park and Pearl's Hill Reservoir, as seen from Pearl Bank Apartments. The location has a "twin" in Canada once owned by the same man, James Pearl.
Pearl's Hill City Park and Pearl's Hill Reservoir, as seen from Pearl Bank Apartments. The location has a "twin" in Canada once owned by the same man, James Pearl.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Heinrich Leutemann's wood engraving, De Tigernood Te Singapore, circa 1865, depicts an 1835 incident in Serangoon involving a tiger. The original Tiger Hill in Singapore was named after this incident. A mountain of the same name in Otago, New Zealand
Heinrich Leutemann's wood engraving, De Tigernood Te Singapore, circa 1865, depicts an 1835 incident in Serangoon involving a tiger. The original Tiger Hill in Singapore was named after this incident. A mountain of the same name in Otago, New Zealand, is believed to have been inspired by its Singapore twin.PHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Pearl's Hill, home to the landmark Pearl Bank Apartments in the Chinatown-Outram area, has a "twin" in Canada.

Map consultant Mok Ly Yng, 51, recently found the hill's counterpart, a city called Mount Pearl - with a river, parks and ponds - on the island of Newfoundland, which is at the eastern tip of Canada.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2019, with the headline 'Pearl's Hill in Outram has a Canadian twin - Mount Pearl'. Print Edition | Subscribe