Ang Mo Kio, which literally translates to “red-haired man’s bridge” in Hokkien, is located in the northeastern region of Singapore. It was developed as Singapore’s seventh satellite town in the 1970s as a self-sufficient housing estate where commercial spaces, as well as cultural, community and recreational facilities were provided for its residents. Ang Mo Kio was also where the first town councils were set up as a pilot project in addition to being the first town designed in metric dimensions, allowing it to win the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Outstanding Buildings Award in 1983.
Join us as we explore the heritage of one of Singapore’s most quintessential housing estates with this story map.
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This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the places of interest in Ang Mo Kio.
The title of the base map used in this story map is “Singapore Road Map. Singapore North East Sheet 2” (1984).
This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ang Mo Kio: A Heritage Trail (2011), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988), and Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 (1999).