Riv­et­ing routes

Look out for in­ter­est­ing road names as you are be­ing driven around.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STARCHILD -

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

Lau­ryn Tan

Tee Sze Yong, 8

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