Caldecott Hill

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Caldecott Hill
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 加利谷
 • Malay Bukit Caldecott
 • Tamil கால்டிகாட்
Country Singapore

Caldecott Hill is a private housing estate, located along Thomson Road in the Central Region of Singapore. It is synonymous to the growth of the media industry in Singapore.

In the 1930s, the first broadcasting station by the British Malayan Broadcasting Corporation was set up on Caldecott hill. The company, now known as MediaCorp, is still located in this area. Hence, the name has become a metonym for the local television and broadcasting industry. It is also referred to as "The Hill" by the local media and MediaCorp employees.

It is served by Caldecott MRT Station on the Circle MRT Line.

Etymology[edit]

Caldecott Hill is named after respected British colonial administrator and former Governor of Hong Kong Sir Andrew Caldecott, who had served in various posts around British Malaya (Officer Administering the Government of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States in 1934) for nearly three decades.

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Coordinates: 1°20′12″N 103°50′06″E / 1.33667°N 103.835°E / 1.33667; 103.835