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Bukit Timah Road, from Prince of Wales Road : general view


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This 1992 photograph depicts Bukit Timah Road (from Prince of Wales Road, southwards). Bukit Timah is Malay for tin hill, which is a misnomer, since no tin has ever been found in the area. Timah could also be a mispronunciation of temak, the Malay name for a species of tall rainforest tree. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.

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