Geylang East

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Geylang East
Subzone of Geylang Planning Area
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese芽笼东
 • PinyinYá lóng Dōng
 • MalayGeylang Timur
 • Jawiڬيلڠ تيمور
 • 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 (Chinese: 芽笼东), more commonly known as Eunos (Jawi: اييونوس; 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.

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

Etymology and History[edit]

Eunos
Chinese name
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 Kampong Eunos (Jawi: كامڤوڠ اييونوس) in honour of its founder, Mohammad Eunos Abdullah [ms].

"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 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.