The MRT series – Yio Chu Kang (NS15)

Technically this is part of Ang Mo Kio in terms of neighbourhoods, Nanyang Polytechnic is here to give some youthful vibrancy to what a mix of industrial and residential area this has become. Next to the station there is a tennis centre. Come practice or observe the training if you are into the sport. But aside from that, the large industrial zone is where people come to – well work!

By now, you might have noticed we have quite a few stations’ whose name end with a ‘kang’. This is derived from the Chinese character ‘港’. Do you know why these places have this in their names? And if you ever look up the map, you might notice they are mostly in the northern part of the island… comment on this post and we’ll tell you!

← Khatib (NS14)

→ Ang Mo Kio (NS16)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

16 thoughts on “The MRT series – Yio Chu Kang (NS15)”

    1. Heheh… the Chinese word pronounced “Kang” in the local dialect version means “pier”. You see, in the early history of our island, the town was just the southern part of the island. The rest were cleared for plantations to cultivate spices, rubber etc. How to bring these produce south to town with poor roads? The little creeks were used to transport the produce. These little piers became the nucleus to old villages… so a name stuck for each pier where people not only worked but also lived!

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  1. I don’t know about Nanyang Polytechnic, Suan, but I always think colleges add to a community, creating an interesting mix of people and usually adding culture events. Peggy and I are hoping to visit Harvard this week in Boston. –Curt

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