This 1985 photograph depicts Serangoon Road (from Lavender Street towards the city). 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 roads mentioned are 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.