Being a true blue Singaporean (who never left Singapore for more than 3 weeks in a row), I have never heard of Bukit Pasoh (Chinese: 武吉巴梳路)
I meant to sign up for the Telok Ayer Trail but with a click of a fat finger, I ended up on the Bukit Pasoh Trail. When I reached the URA lobby building, there were a lot more people for the Telok Ayer Trail than the Bukit Pasoh one so I was silently pleased with that decision.
Pasoh is the Malay word for “Flower pot” and this place got its name from the Ali Baba jars, the Tong or Pasoh used to store rice or water in homes back then. There were many kilns in the 19th century that made these pots, bricks and tiles around that area and Bukit is the Malay word for Hill. I am not going to detail…
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