Sungei Kadut

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Sungei Kadut
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 双溪加株
 • Pinyin shuang xi jia zhu
 • Malay sungai kadut
Country Singapore

Sungei Kadut is an industrial estate located in the northwestern region of Singapore. It is bounded by Choa Chu Kang New Town, Mandai Estate and Kranji Reservoir. It is known for the extensive furniture making industries located in the area.

Etymology and history[edit]

Sungei refers to river and Kadut refers to sack cloth. In the 1900s, around Sungei Kadut is a mangrove swamp that stretches to the now Kranji Reservoir. During World War II, Sungei Kadut was one of the first sites where the Japanese soldiers entered Singapore. It was later developed into an industrial site.

In the 1970s and 1980s, furniture making and milling factories sprung across the estate. These clusters of factories housing perishable combustibles subsequently become a source of fire hazard in the region that a fire post is set up in the region. Several years ago, blazing fires have even caused MRT trains along North South MRT Line to stop operation. On August 3, 2008, the worst blaze occurred in a factory. Initial attempts to control the blaze failed as it spread to several stacks of wooden pellets and tires nearby. It required more than 4 hours and 100 firemen before the fire was being put out. As several factories were not insured, many companies suffered huge losses.

An MRT station for the Sungei Kadut Estate has long been considered, but nothing has been confirmed.

Bus routes[edit]

925 plies along Sungei Kadut.

References[edit]

1. http://myscdf.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/worst-blaze-in-five-years/