Geylang East

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Geylang East
Subzone of Geylang Planning Area
Other transcription(s)
 • Traditional Chinese芽籠東
 • Simplified Chinese芽笼东
 • MalayGeylang Timur
 • Tamilகேலாங் கிழக்கு
An older HDB neighbourhood at Eunos.
An older HDB neighbourhood at Eunos.
Coordinates: 1°19′11.01″N 103°54′11.19″E / 1.3197250°N 103.9031083°E / 1.3197250; 103.9031083
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
Planning AreaGeylang
Area
 • Total2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total33,380
 • Density13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)

Geylang East, more commonly known as Eunos, is a subzone located in Geylang in the Central Region of Singapore. The vicinity is served by both Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations.

"Eunos" is also the name given to a street called Jalan Eunos which spans the area.[2]

Etymology and History[edit]

Eunos
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Malay name
MalayEunos
Tamil name
Tamilயூனுஸ்

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 Eunos in honour of its founder, Mohammad Eunos Abdullah [ms].

Eunos was the Chairman and co-founder of 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 Singapore Malay Union used for the purchase of 670 hectares of land, which later became known as Kampong Melayu.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City Population - statistics, maps and charts | Geylang East
  2. ^ "Jalan Eunos". National Library Board. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Mohamed Eunos bin Abdullah". National Library Board. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2016.