Look out for interesting road names as you are being driven around.
SOME housing estates have roads with funny or unusual names like Jalan Hujan Emas, Jalan Manggis and Jalan Lazat.
Some are named after famous people in history; yet others are named after people who are a mystery to some of us. It is easier to remember interesting road names than to remember roads with alphabets and numbers.
Starchild readers concoct Interesting Road Names and share their stories with us. Some, however, tell us the stories behind actual road names.
Tee Sze Ni, 11, loves to eat burgers so much that she imagines a road named Burger Road in her fantasy world. In this neighbourhood, there are burgers everywhere. You can literally pick up a burger for free. There are cars shaped like burgers, and scooters have seats and wheels that are fashioned after burgers.
Sibling Sze Yong, eight, has a sweet tooth and would love to have a road named Sweet Road.
In this fairyland, there are all sorts of sweets everywhere. The streets are strewn with candies, too!
Snow Road is a weird place with peculiar weather, writes Cheong Jia Jing, seven. It snows here and children can happily play with snow all year round.
Low Jing Xuan, six, says that there are lots of frogs behind her house. So her family nicknamed the back lane, Jalan Katak.
Instead of interesting road names, sibling Jing Heng, seven, imagines that it would be paradise if there is a park for bees and fishes.
Adrian Quah, nine, says Lorong KuraKura is a deadend lane with little traffic. “Many people who live here are disabled. Some are blind, some are handicapped, having lost a limb in a road accident,” he writes. “The residents here are very helpful to one another and are very cooperative.”
Residents living in Jalan Sawi love greens very much, writes Lim Ximun, The neighbourhood looks like a vegetable farm because folks here plant vegetables their compound and along the road.
The historic city of Malacca has interesting road names which are after historical figures, writes Chan Wei, eight.
“Jalan Parameswara is named after founder of Malacca, and Jalan Tun Cheng Lock is named after the founder MCA,” writes Chien Wei.
“Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho is after Admiral Cheng Ho and Jalan Hang Li Po after a Chinese princess. Bukit Cina is named after the hill,
Cheong Jia Jing, 7
Low Jing Heng, 7
Tee Sze Yong, 8