The MRT series – Boon Lay (EW27)

A very rich man owned a lot of plantations here… and no surprise he had the name this area and station is named. Mr Chew Boon Lay was a businessman and he owned lots of land around here for plantations. What did he cultivate? Rubber. For that was a very lucrative cash crop riding on the wave of consumption sweeping the west with the advent of automobiles.

Today Boon Lay has been transformed. For in addition to serving a hinterland of housing estates, it serves also a greater industrial zone that stretches much further west. In addition, the nation’s second University is also in the vicinity (well a little far to walk) and the bird park is still a few bus stops away.

And the mall next to the station? It has streets that mimic Hong Kong and Osaka!

←Lakeside (EW26)

→Pioneer (EW28)

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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