This 1985 photograph depicts a house located at no. 527 Serangoon Road (north side). The word Serangoon may be derived from: 1) Rangoon in Burma, 2) a small marsh bird, the burong ranggong, which was common in the swamps of the Serangoon River, or 3) di-serang dengangong, Malay for attacking with gongs or drums to scare off wild animals. The road mentioned is located within the Little India district. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.