Subzone of Geylang Planning Area
|• Traditional Chinese||芽籠東|
|• Simplified Chinese||芽笼东|
|• Malay||Geylang Timur|
|• Tamil||கேலாங் கிழக்கு|
|• Total||2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)|
"Eunos" is also the name given to a street called Jalan Eunos which spans the area.
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 Eunos in honour of its founder, Mohammad Eunos Abdullah.
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. This land was used to provide a home for Malays who were affected by the building of Singapore’s first airport at Kallang.
- 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.
- Memory, Singapore. "A community leader who saw himself as a servant, Mohamed Eunos bin Abdullah (born 1876 died 1933)". Singapore Memory. Retrieved 2022-04-03.