A wealthy man with the same family name once owned large tracts of land in this area. And being a philantropist, the communities benefited from the family’s generosity. Today not only is the station named after him, but roads too.
And just like Paya Lebar and Eunos, one can easily find lots of small traditional cafes and restaurants too. If you are looking for shop houses from the post art deco era, then come to the areas around these last few stations to see them before they are redeveloped some day.
Part of the MRT series here.