Monday, September 23, 2019

Learn from Johore how to name our roads in a logical way

I like the way that Johor name their roads. 
Take a look at Jalan Setia. The roads that branch from it are called Jalan Setia 1, Jalan Setia 2, etc. The roads that branch from Jalan Setia 4 are called Jalan Setia 4/31, Jalan Setia 4/32, etc. It is a logical way to name the roads.

Contrast it with the way that the planners in Singapore name our roads. We have Sin Ming Ave, Sin Ming Lane, Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Drive. All of these roads are of the same size, i.e. Lane is the same size as Avenue. They do not follow any logical pattern.

It becomes worse when it comes to Sengkang or Punggol. They use various names. It is difficult to remember these names and to know how they relate to each other.

I wonder if the naming of our roads are intended to confuse the army that invade Singapore, so that the invading army will "lose their way".

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