Yishun. Lavender. Mountbatten. These are some roads Singaporeans have seen as they navigate Google Maps finding a route for their journey. But look into these innocuous names and you’ll discover they’re a map leading to different points in Singapore’s history. We’ve sussed out the origins of 12 roads and places that’ll serve as a history lesson for all you young’uns.
Chong Pang City
Admiralty Road West
Ann Siang Hill
Boon Keng Road
Holland Avenue & Holland Village