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Bukit Timah Road, northwards from Chinese Temple near Sarkies Road, 1985 : general view

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This 1985 photograph shows Bukit Timah Road (northwards from Chinese Temple near Sarkies Road). Lush of greenery can be seen along the road. 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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All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.


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