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Kampong Kapor RoadKampong Kapor Road (26 July, 2017)

Kampong Kapor Road is a minor road in the Little India of Singapore. It is the road running parallel to Serangoon Road and Jalan Besar, and is located in between the two. Traffic on Kampong Kapor Road is one way, flowing from Upper Weld Road to Verdun Road, at the intersection with Syed Alwi Road. In between, it forms intersections or junctions with Cuff Road, Chitty Road, Veerasamy Road, Hindoo Road, Baboo Lane, Rowell Road and Desker Road.

As would be expected, Kampong Kapor Road takes its name after a certain Kampong Kapor, meaning "lime village", after the lime used for betel chewing.1. This name is a translation of the village name in Tamil, which was sunnambu kampam. In other words, Kampong Kapor was a Tamil settlement. But in addition to that, there was also a Malay community composed of settlers who originated from Pulau Bawean. They called the area Kampong Boyan (Boyan being a linguistic variation for Bawean), and established Abdul Gaffoor Mosque as their place of worship. The Baweanese men took employment as syces and horse trainers at a race course nearby, where Race Course Road is located today.

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  1. Kampong Kapor Methodist Church (GPS: 1.30724, 103.854)

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Kampong Kapor Road (Sep 2016)


  1. Singapore Street Names - A Study of Toponymics by Victor R Savage and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2013), ISBN 978-981-4408-35-6, page 202

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