Sunday, 15 December 2013

Schools in Sembawang

Schools Along Jalan Ulu Sembawang and Sembawang Road

Jalan Ulu Sembawang was first named in July 1948 as a dirt track off the 13th milestone of Sembawang Road, just south of Chong Pang Village - then one of the largest towns in the north of Singapore - and Sungei Simpang Village. The road served the rural villages and vast plantations around the Mandai and Ulu Sembawang areas. 
The majority of the residents along Jalan Ulu Sembawang were Hokkien, descendents of immigrants from the southern China, with surnames Toh or Ang. There were also 4 relatively well-established schools along Jalan Ulu Sembawang, namely Hua Mien Public School, Cheng Chi School, Chung Yee School and Sin Hua School.

Sembawang Road, the other key road in the area, began in the 1920s as a dirt road and was renamed Sembawang Road in 1938. The road connects the naval base in the area to the city and is dotted with many Chinese villages and Malay kampongs. These eventually gave way to the establishment of Sembawang and Yishun new towns.

Schools along Jalan Ulu Sembawang and 12-14 ms Sembawang Road (Click to enlarge)

SN School  Motto
1 Cheng Chi School 增志学校
2 Chung Yee Public School 公立中玉学校
3 Hua Mien Public School (Huamin Pri) 公立华民学校
4 Si San Public School (Xishan Pri) 西山公学
5 West Hill School
6 Camberra School
7 Lee Teck Public School 公立励德学校
8 Hwa Kwang Public School 公立华光学校
9 Sembawang School
10 Poi Chai Public School 公立培材学校
11 Naval Base School 军港学校 Enitamur In Altiora / Be The Best

Schools Along Former Jalan Ulu Sembawang and Sembawang Road (12 - 14 milestones) (Click to Enlarge)

Former Path of Jalan Ulu Sembawang (From Mandai to Former Chong Pang Village)
Photo Credit: http://poskod.sg/Posts/2013/3/22/Road-to-Nowhere

Schools in Chong Pang; Camberra School; Naval Base School; West Hill School; Si San Public School
Photo Credit:  http://www.canberra79.tripod.com

Malay Kampongs around 14 milestone Sembawang Road; Sembawang School
Photo Credit: http://swallowerwins.blogspot.sg


  1. 广德学校
    Kwan Teck School in Sembawang
    Walking distance to 励德学校

  2. there is another one nearby - slightly inward 励正

    1. Regent Secondary in Yew Tee uses this chinese name.

  3. It is Canberra School not Camberra School. It was later renamed Canberra Primary School. It was closed in 1988 and later resurrected in 2000. Naval Base School was renamed Naval Base Secondary School in 1969 when the primary section was transferred to Canberra Primary School when a new 3 or 4 storey building was completed for Canberra Primary School.