Lorong Chuan

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Lorong Chuan
Subzone of Serangoon Planning Area
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese罗弄泉
 • MalayLorong Chuan
 • Tamilலோரோங் சுவான்
CountrySingapore

Lorong Chuan is a subzone and a precinct located in the town of Serangoon in the North-East Region of Singapore.

The road which the precinct is named after, links the Central Expressway to Serangoon Garden Way in Serangoon Gardens. It is in the north-eastern region of Singapore. The area around the street is named after this road. There are both public and private housing flanking the street.

It is now served by the Lorong Chuan MRT Station on the Circle MRT Line. Several bus routes plies through Lorong Chuan vicinity - these include 45, 58, 73, 105 and 159 of which it passes through Lorong Chuan.

History and Etymology[edit]

Construction on the road started in 1963 and first opened sometime in 1964-65. The area used to contain farmland and kampungs. The name "Lorong Chuan" means "Fountain" in Hokkien, an auspicious name referring to wealth and prosperity. [1]

Amenities and Landmarks[edit]

Lorong Chuan Bridge[edit]

The iconic Lorong Chuan Bridge is one of the oldest pedestrian bridges in Singapore. Built in 1975, it connects the estates along Li Hwan Drive across Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 to Lorong Chuan estate. The bridge design resembles a long container box with rows of hexagonal windows at both sides.[2][3]

Other Landmarks[edit]

Educational Institutions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braddell Heights Estate, Singapore". braddellheights.blogspot.sg. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  2. ^ "Lorong Chuan Overhead Bridge". Remember Singapore. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ "Lorong Chuan Overhead Bridge". Let's Explore: Out & About in Singapore!. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2017-07-07.

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