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Jalan Kayu
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 惹兰加由
 • Pinyin rělánjiāyóu
 • Malay Jalan Kayu
 • Tamil ஜலன் காயு
Row of shophouses next to Jalan Kayu, famous to food-hunters for its roti prata.
Row of shophouses next to Jalan Kayu, famous to food-hunters for its roti prata.
Country Singapore

Jalan Kayu is a name of a street situated within the Sengkang Planning Area in the North-East Region of Singapore, under the urban planning scheme of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The area east of Jalan Kayu has been renamed as Fernvale to form the western part of Sengkang New Town.

Etymology and history[edit]

Jalan Kayu was built in 1928 when the first Royal Air Force base outside the United Kingdom was established in Singapore, in the northern part of the island.

Jalan Kayu means "wooden road" in Malay. One version for the road name's origin is that firewood used to be stacked on the roadside. Another version is that the muddy laterite roads leading to the rubber estates in the area were made passable due to logs of wood that used to cover the muddy roads, hence the term in Malay jalan kayu.

Highlights[edit]

The street itself is a relatively minor, one-lane road. However, it became prominent in Singapore for two reasons. Firstly, it was the main access route to the large British-built military compound in Seletar as well as the neighbouring Seletar Airport. Secondly, a range of road-side eateries selling roti prata gradually earned a reputation among the people of Singapore as arguably amongst the best in Singapore, and the road name became a household name for good food in a laidback setting.

Getting there[edit]

Only services 86 and 103(merger of services 103 and 103M), and lately, bus 85 which diverted its route to call at the Jalan Kayu Shophouses. The rest of the buses serve as a transferring point to other areas. A small section between Yio Chu Kang Road and Sengkang West Avenue was closed on 13 October 2013, to make way for developments around the area. As a result, services 50 and 163 will no longer serve that area. The Thanggam LRT Station of the Sengkang LRT Line can also be connected to the shophouses via Lorong Samak, a small road off Jalan Kayu.

Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
39 Yishun Bus Interchange Tampines Bus Interchange
85 Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange Yishun Bus Interchange
86 Sengkang Bus Interchange Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
103 Serangoon Bus Interchange West Camp Road (loop)
168 Bedok Temporary Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
858 Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 & 3 Bus Terminal Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange

References[edit]

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-205-1


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South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:11:15 -0700

For a great general selection, check out Bali Boatshed (Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget; baliboatshed.com) where a whole stack of local clothes and accessory designers can be found, including Ebony Eve and State of Georgia. Just opened retail space ...

AsiaOne

AsiaOne
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700

... from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force, was held from July 7 to 11 and covered areas such as Beach Road, Bedok North, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Circuit Road, Geylang, Jalan Kayu, Pasir Ris, Woodlands and Yishun.

AsiaOne

AsiaOne
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:56:15 -0700

The operations by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Singapore Police Force covered Beach Road, Bedok North, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Circuit Road, Geylang, Jalan Kayu, Pasir Ris, Woodlands and Yishun. A total of 104 suspected drug offenders ...
 
Jakarta Globe
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:19:39 -0700

Prosecutors had demanded a full 18-month jail term for the actor. Roger was seen driving erratically on Feb. 17, swerving down Jalan Kayu Putih Tengah in East Jakarta before suddenly coming to a stop in the street. When witnesses approached the vehicle ...

Suara Pembaruan

Suara Pembaruan
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:37:30 -0700

AKP Agung Budi Leksono, Kanit Laka Satlantas Wilayah Jakarta Timur menuturkan, peristiwa ini bermula saat mobil Toyota Yaris dengan nomor polisi B 1683 OF melaju dari arah selatan menuju arah Utara, melewati Jalan Kayu Manis, Matraman Jakarta ...

Padang Ekspres

Padang Ekspres
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:52:59 -0700

Langit terasa seakan pecah ketika Susi pertama kali mendapat kabar bahwa terjadi kecelakaan maut di badan jalan Kayu Tanam yang menewaskan delapan orang. Yang lebih menyesakkan dada, tiga dari delapan korban itu adalah orang yang dicintainya, ...

Riau Terkini

Riau Terkini
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:33:45 -0700

Api melahap rumah di Jalan Kayu Manis, Gang Mulia, tepatnya nomor 6B RT01 RW06, Kelurahan Tampan, Payung Sekaki itu sekitar pukul 20.00 WIB, Rabu malam. Ketika itu, rumah yang dihuni Tomi (25) seorang mahasiswa itu dalam keadaan listrik mati.

Metro TV News

Tribunnews
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Roger ditemukan warga dalam keadaan tidak sadarkan diri di dalam mobil Mercedes Benz E 320 dengan nomor polisi B 368 RY di Jalan Kayu Putih Raya, Pulogadung, Jakarta Timur, bulan Februari lalu. Dalam sidang tuntutan, Jaksa Penuntut Umum (JPU) ...
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