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Old 18th June 2009, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

June 18, 2009
Hwa Chong founder gets station
MRT station sited outside school to be called Tan Kah Kee
By Nicholas Yong


HWA Chong Institution (HCI) and its students past and present have welcomed a decision to name an MRT station to be sited outside the school after their founder, the late philanthropist Tan Kah Kee.

Principal Ang Wee Hiong said the school was 'very happy and proud' at the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) decision, calling it a tribute to the pioneering spirit of its founder.

A Facebook group celebrating the move, called Kah Kee Station, has attracted more than 800 fans on the popular networking site.

Alumna Lee Shi Min, 19, who is waiting to attend university, said: 'It's definitely something to be proud of.'

The LTA had sought suggestions for the names of nine stations on the 16.6km Downtown Line 2, which will open in 2015.

The LTA received more than 3,000 suggestions from the public. Almost 9,000 people participated in a polling exercise on the shortlisted names.

The LTA had said the names chosen should identify the station readily and also have a link to the heritage of the neighbourhood.

It added that stations should not be named after public structures, or commercial and residential developments.

But HCI canvassed students and alumni to take part in the exercise, in hopes that the station would be named Hwa Chong.

Following the public consultation exercise, three names were shortlisted: Duchess (the station's working name), Watten and Kah Kee.

New Names

Names for the 14 stations
THE Land Transport Authority yesterday announced the approved names for 14 stations:

CIRCLE LINE
Final name (working name)


# Haw Par Villa (West Coast)
# Caldecott (Thomson)

DOWNTOWN LINE 1
Final name (working name)


# Telok Ayer (Cross Street)
# Downtown (Landmark)
# Bayfront (Bayfront)

DOWNTOWN LINE 2
Final name (working name)


# Rochor (Rochor)
# Stevens (Stevens)
# Tan Kah Kee (Duchess)
# Sixth Avenue (Sixth Avenue)
# King Albert Park (Blackmore)
# Beauty World (Beauty World)
# Hillview (Hillview)
# Cashew (Cashew)
# Bukit Panjang (Petir)

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

I can't wait for the new circle line to start operating. And the names are really easy to identify the place.

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lol others good sch childish kids are not going to be happy about it...

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Tan Ka Kee Station?...

Wait Ourselves Station?

Hmm...

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Originally Posted by GeneKoh View Post
Tan Ka Kee Station?...

Wait Ourselves Station?

Hmm...
Like that you also can think of

But the station is Kah Kee Station, loosely translated as our station.

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

i would like to have ong teck chong station as he is the only 1 ppl elected president and the person who implementing MRT

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Originally Posted by ValkyrieLenneth View Post
i would like to have ong teck chong station as he is the only 1 ppl elected president and the person who implementing MRT
good idea, isnt it ?

anyway is Ong Teng Cheong not Ong Teck Chong

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

But where does Ong Teng Cheong live?

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Originally Posted by pigb0y View Post
But where does Ong Teng Cheong live?
dont know leh

anyway how come that time he passed away, he did not receive a state funeral ?

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Hmm, i'm interested to know too. But too lazy to dug up any inform.

If i didn't remember wrongly, his family wanted a low profile ceremony for him. But still, it was on national TV. I mean how many of you died and get featured on national TV.

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Originally Posted by pigb0y View Post
Hmm, i'm interested to know too. But too lazy to dug up any inform.

If i didn't remember wrongly, his family wanted a low profile ceremony for him. But still, it was on national TV. I mean how many of you died and get featured on national TV.
oh i see...thanks for the info

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

You're welcome. But,

Why are talking about this even lol.

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

Caldecott... hahahaha... I think they should rename the whole of thomson to Caldecott, would be a boost retail values.

I also propose Yio Chu Kang station to be renamed to Lentor or something

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Why Yio Chu Kang as Lentor? District itself is nicely named Yio Chu Kang.

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Wow..Haw Par Villa (West Coast)
Used to wonder what they constructing down there

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

some names are nice. next time see the station, all the Hwa Chong students, teachers
all go there


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I think the design scheme for Kah Kee Stn would most likely be "kaki" colour.

I cant wait for Circle Line to fully open.

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havent even travel on the 5 opened Circle Line station yet haha...

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Re: Hwa Chong founder gets station: New Line, New names.

good good good.. the more the merrier.. i dun want take 1 hour of train to bukit panjang already..

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Originally Posted by XinGaPoLang View Post
good good good.. the more the merrier.. i dun want take 1 hour of train to bukit panjang already..
more MRT = more digging of grounds = SG sink faster

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