Sungei Kadut

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Sungei Kadut
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 双溪加株
 • Pinyin shuang xi jia zhu
 • Hokkien POJ sang-khe ka-tu
 • Malay sungai kadut
Country  Singapore

Sungei Kadut is a planning area located in the North Region of Singapore. It is bounded by Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang to the south, Mandai to the east, as well as Lim Chu Kang and the Western Water Catchment to the west. Its northern boundary is defined by the Straits of Johor.[1]

Etymology and history[edit]

In the Malay language, Sungei refers to river and Kadut refers to sack cloth. In the 1900s, around Sungei Kadut is a mangrove swamp that stretches to the now Kranji Reservoir. During World War II, Sungei Kadut was one of the first sites where the Japanese soldiers entered Singapore. It was later developed into an industrial site.

In the 1970s and 1980s, furniture making and milling factories sprung across the estate. These clusters of factories housing perishable combustibles subsequently become a source of fire hazard in the region that a fire post is set up in the region. Several years ago, blazing fires have even caused MRT trains along North South MRT Line to stop operation. On August 3, 2008, the worst blaze occurred in a factory. Initial attempts to control the blaze failed as it spread to several stacks of wooden pellets and tires nearby. It required more than 4 hours and 100 firemen before the fire was being put out. As several factories were not insured, many companies suffered huge losses.

An MRT station for the Sungei Kadut Estate has long been considered, but nothing has been confirmed.

Bus routes[edit]

925 plies along Sungei Kadut.