The MRT series – Tanah Merah (EW4)

Today we are introducing Tanah Merah – which literally translates from Malay into the words ‘Red Land’. And would you believe it that this name is older than the modern founding of the island, back to the 1600s when cartographers actually identified our little red dot on their maps! See? There is a rationale for us being labelled the red dot…

Today though one will not see red cliffs here, as the coastal hills were levelled to form today’s East coast. And this station is the interchange to get to Changi airport to catch a flight.

A mix of privately developed apartments and government built ones converge around here today. Far from the seaside cliffs that once adorned the coast, it is now a quieter precinct with towering cliffs of concrete and glass…

←Simei (EW3)

→Expo (CG1)

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!

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