03 Jul '18, 1am

Ang Mo Kio: Everything’s Bigger and Better here https://t.co/fSf6qMnmZu

Ang Mo Kio Hub, Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore’s only circular point block. It’s also considered home territory for Singapore’s Prime Minister, who has been the district’s leading MP since 1991. So, you can imagine how everything in Ang Mo Kio is built to stand out, and cater to a large heartland population. Colonial Throwbacks Ang Mo Kio’s name is a little bit of a colloquialism mixed in with a representation of what colonialism brought to Singapore in its colonial days. The term “Ang Mo” might translate directly to “red hair”, but it actually refers to the Caucasian man. “Kio” simply means bridge. So, the district’s name ended up being derived from the existence of a bridge built by a colonialist named Johnson Turnbull Thomson. Talk of the Town Ang Mo Kio’s modern-day development only started in the 1970s. But by then, it was already the 7th new town in Singapore. The only d...

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