Boon Keng

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Boon Keng
Subzone of Kallang
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 文庆
 • Pinyin Wén'qìng
 • Hokkien POJ Bûn-khèng
 • Tamil பூன் கெங்
Country  Singapore
Region Central Region
Planning Area Kallang
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 10,970
 • Density 27,000/km2 (69,000/sq mi)

Boon Keng is a subzone and residential estate located in Kallang, Singapore. There are three major streets that span this area, namely Boon Keng Road, Upper Boon Keng Road and Lorong 1 Geylang.

Etymology[edit]

Both the roads and the estate were named after Lim Boon Keng, a Chinese physician who came to Singapore in 1880s and contributed on promoting social and educational reforms for the local society since 1890s.

Transport[edit]

The Boon Keng estate is currently served by Kallang MRT Station, Boon Keng MRT Station and Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal.

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