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Thomson Road

Thomson Road, SingaporeThomson Road, Singapore (27 July, 2017)

Thomson Road is one of the main roads in Singapore. It runs from Lornie Road in the north to Keng Lee Road in the south, passing through Novena to the west and Toa Payoh to the east.

Expressways intersecting with Thomson Road include the Pan Island Expressway and the Central Expressway. Among the roads that form junctions with Thomson Road include (from north to south) Marymount Road, Toa Payoh Rise, Thomson Lane, Balestier Road, Novena Rise, Novena Terrace, Irrawaddy Road, Moulmein Road, Jalan Jati, Essex Road, Derbyshire Road and Norfolk Road on the east side; and Olive Road, Andrew Road, Jalan Mashhor, Mount Pleasant Road, Whitley Road, Jalan Merlimau, Chancery Lane, Newton Road, Goldhill Plaza and Suffolk Walk.

Thomson Road was originally called Seletar Road. When a proper road was laid out by Government Surveyor John Turnbull Thomson around 1952, the resulting road was subsequently named after him.1. The road was known in Hokkien (Taiji Romanisation) as Cnia1 Chooi1 Kang4 汫水江 in reference to the Kallang River which passes by it.

Map of Thomson Road

Thomson Road, SingaporeThomson Road, south of the Pan Island Expressway. (27 July, 2017)

Thomson Road, SingaporeThomson Road, south of Balestier Road. (27 July, 2017)

Thomson Road, SingaporeThomson Road, near Novena Terrace. (27 July, 2017)

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Thomson Road


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