|Subzone of Geylang|
|• Pinyin||Yálóng Dōng|
|• Malay||Geylang Timur|
|• Tamil||கேலாங் கிழக்கு|
An older HDB neighourhood at Eunos.
|• Total||2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)|
Geylang East (Chinese: 芽笼东), more commonly known as Eunos (Chinese: 友诺士, Tamil: யூனுஸ்), is a subzone located in Geylang in the Central Region of Singapore. The vicinity is served by both Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations.
Etymology and History
The settlement was originally named Kampong Melayu, a large Malay village that used to include Kampong Ubi and Kaki Bukit areas. It was later renamed Kampong Eunos in honour of its founder, Mohammad Eunos Abdullah, a.k.a. Inche Eunos.
"Inche Eunos" (or Mr. Eunos) was the Chairman and co-founder of the Kesatuan Melayu Singapura (the Singapore Malay Union) and the first Malay representative of the Legislative Council, the then governing body of Singapore. In 1927, he appealed to the government and was granted $700,000 that the Kesatuan Melayu Singapura used for the purchase of 240 hectares of land, which later became known as Kampong Melayu.
- City Population - statistics, maps and charts | Geylang East
- "Jalan Eunos". National Library Board. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "Mohamed Eunos bin Abdullah". National Library Board. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
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