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Tua Jia Kar

(Outside) Blk 203 Hougang Street 21

Tua Jia Kar (“foot of the big well” in Teochew) is a commemorative replica of a large well that once supplied clean water to the kampong residents of the area. The communal well was originally sited at the former Upper Serangoon Somapah Village (now Kovan City). Although piped water was later installed in the village, it was said that many villagers still preferred to draw water from Tua Jia Kar. This well was so important to long-time residents that a replica with a commemorative plaque was installed here in 2005.
From National Monuments to memories of diverse communities who call Hougang home, these three thematic trails are designed to bring you on a journey of discovery. Explore Hougang beyond its modern housing estates, trace its stories through its built heritage, and get to know how it transformed from kampongs into the suburb it is today.

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