Admiralty, Singapore

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Admiralty
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 海军部[citation needed]
Country  Singapore

Admiralty is a suburban neighbourhood of Woodlands New Town, in the planning area of Woodlands in Singapore.

Overview[edit]

The Admiralty area contains integrated development plans including Kampung Admiralty, which was launched in April 2014.[1] The community centre for the neighbourhood, named "Ace The Place Community Centre", is located at 120 Woodlands Avenue 1. It was officially opened in March 2014, replacing a void deck space at Block 547, Woodlands Drive which had been in use since 2003.[2]

Admiralty is connected to Sembawang and Yishun via Gambas Avenue; the Woodlands Industrial Park and Senoko Industrial Park via Woodlands Avenue 10; Woodlands via Woodlands Avenue 7; Marsiling via Woodlands Square and Woodlands Avenue 3; and the Expressway via Woodlands Avenue 12.

Etymology[edit]

This name "Admiralty" reflects the area's association with the large British Naval Base (in the Sembawang area) that was established between 1923 and 1941. Given that the residence of the Rear Admiral of the British Navy was located in this area, the road name probably reflects the Naval High Command. When the British began the construction of the Naval Base they laid out and developed Admiralty Road in 1923 which ran through the Naval Base area. The base was the key British installation in the region and was projected as the Asian bastion of the British Empire between the world wars.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Integrated Development In Woodlands, "Kampung Admiralty", Takes Off With Groundbreaking Ceremony". Housing & Development Board. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Admiralty's new CC makes a splash". AsiaOne. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  3. ^ Singapore Street Names: A Study of Typonymics. Singapore: Victor R. Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh. 2013. ISBN 978 981 4484 74 9.