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    Villages in Singapore

    We all know Singapore for its architecturally advanced buildings, vibrant social setup, awe-striking tourist attractions, and relaxing beaches. However, this Southeast Asian country is more than these factors. The country is also known for its rich heritage and significant history. What we now see as residential towns in this island city state were once underdeveloped villages. Villages in Singapore were known for their culture and the British influence on them played a major role. To know more about this different villages, let us take a journey back in time.

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    1. Nee Soon Village

    Nee Soon Village

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    This village is believed to have originated during the 1850s. Originally, the village was called by the name Chan Chu Kang, which was its owner’s name. However, later the village was named after Lim Nee Soon, who contributed significantly in the rubber industry. After the war, the village underwent into a lot of developments. However, in the year 1979, the village was burnt down and after major redevelopments, Yishun New Town was established.

    Present Day: Yishun New Town
    Time Period: 1850s to 1979

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    2. Chong Pang Village

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    This village was considered to be the part of Nee Soon Estate. Originally, however, this village was called Westhill Village/Westhill estate. It was located at Seletar at the 12th milestone. It was named after a prominent businessman, Lim Chong Pang, who even worked as a Rural Board member from the year 1929 to 1938. Currently, this place is known as Chong Pang Garden, which is a part of Yishun New Town and was formed in the year 1981. This place has 923 houses and is well developed.

    Present Day: Chong Pang Garden
    Time Period: 1910s to 1981

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    3. Yew Tee Village

    Yew Tee Village

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    “Yew Tee” is translated as “oil pond” in Teochew language and the Japanese population used this term while storing oil. Currently, Yew Tee is a residential town with well-known Yew Tee MRT station. The town has been established at the same place where the village once used to exist. This village was a home to 300 families with members involved in vegetable and poultry farming. Various developments began to happen in and around the village which also led to people moving out for resettlement and in the year 1991 it turned into an inactive village with only 20 houses with zinc roofs.

    Present Day: Yew Tee Town
    Time Period: early 20th century to 1991

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    4. Kangkar Village

    Kangkar Village

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    This village was located towards the end of Upper Serangoon Road and its existence came to an end in the year 1984. This was established as a coastal village, which is why the fish market of this place was quite renowned and happening. What exists now in the place of this village is Punggol fishing port – the village does not exist but the old charm and popularity of this place as a fishing hub still remain.

    Present Day: Punggol Fishing Port
    Time Period: early 20th century to 1984

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    Even though the serenity of rural Singapore has faded away, the certain towns and areas that have been established in their place can help you remember the villages in Singapore. Moreover, with Kampong Lorong Buangkok still existing, you can get a fair chance to learn more about the cultural setup of old Singapore. Visit these towns and villages mentioned above to give your Singapore vacay even more special.

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