Dover, Singapore

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Dover
Subzone of Queenstown Planning Area
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese杜弗
 • PinyinDù fú
 • MalayDover
 • Tamilடோவெர்
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From top left to right: Panoramic view of Singapore Polytechnic, Dover Parkview, Dover MRT Station, Dover Gardens
Location of Dover
Dover is located in Singapore
Dover
Dover
Location of Dover within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°18′16.5″N 103°46′49.1″E / 1.304583°N 103.780306°E / 1.304583; 103.780306
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
CDC
Town council
  • West Coast Town Council
Constituency
Government
 • MayorSouth West CDC
 • Members of ParliamentWest Coast GRC
Area
 • Total1.39 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Population
(2017)[1]
 • Total11,710
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Official
  • Dover resident
Postal district
5

Dover is a relatively small neighbourhood of Singapore, located in Queenstown. It is bordered by Ghim Moh to the north, Kent Ridge to the south and southeast, one-north and Queenstown to the east, Commonwealth and Holland Village to the northeast Clementi to the west and West Coast to the southwest. It is often a noted location due to the sheer number of educational facilities it holds, while lying in a zone between the Central Area and near industrial zone in the vicinity of Jurong.

Etymology and history[edit]

The Dover neighbourhood was formerly a British military and residential area. Hence, many road names in the area are derived from English (specifically Kentish) place names. For example, those in Medway Park off Dover Road include names associated with the southern coastal areas of England, including Folkestone and Maidstone, apart from Dover itself. The name "Dover" is from the Celtic word meaning "The Waters", alluding to the English Channel. Medway Park, for instance, is named after the River Medway, which marks the middle of Kent. Kent is the English county where the town of Dover, the namesake is located[2]

Roads in Dover[edit]

  • Dover Road
  • Dover Crescent
  • Dover Close East
  • Dover Avenue
  • Dover Drive
  • Dover Rise

Transport[edit]

There are two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations which are in proximity to Dover. One is Dover MRT Station, which is EW22 on the East West MRT Line, and the other is Buona Vista MRT Station which is EW21/CC22. However, neither MRT station is situated near the heart of Dover. The former is located next to Singapore Polytechnic, whilst the latter at the intersection of North Buona Vista Road and Commonwealth Avenue. A portion of most residents drop at Dover MRT Station (East West Line) and transfer to a bus (14, 74 or 166), while another portion drop at Buona Vista MRT Station (East West Line and Circle line), takes a kilometre walk to Dover or transfer to buses 74 or 196. Alternately, one-north MRT Station is within walking distance of the eastern end of Dover, although not being located in it.

Education[edit]

A 32-storey high-rise HDB block in Dover Crescent
A 12-storey HDB block in Dover Crescent

Dover is known for having many schools and education institutions in its neighbourhood and vicinity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dover (Subzone, Singapore) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location
  2. ^ Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-205-1