Built in the early 1850s, Sembawang Road is the oldest road in Yishun and Sembawang area. My walk covered a small section of Sembawang with its rich heritage. After alighting at the fairly new Canberra MRT station, I walked out immediately into a park connector with delightful yellow leaves trees and other flowering plants along the nature way. I turned into Canberra Lane and reached a green space-the Sendudok Park. Exiting the park and walking along Jln Malu-Malu, I turned right at Jln Jeruju to see the beautiful Sembawang Presbyterian Church with its blue facade. Its outstanding feature is the bell tower. The bells were imported from France and are sound at noon everyday. This church is built on land donated by Mr Ang Oon Hue who was known to be generous to the needy. Sembawang Shopping Centre was also developed by Mr Ang. Besides Sembawang Shopping Centre, many of the nearby shophouses and terrace houses were also built by Mr Ang.
The road names around here are centred along the theme of story telling in Malay culture such as Jln Salang (the action of driving a keris from the collarbone to the hear), Jln Shaer (a quatrain of four lines with a rhyme), Jln Cherpen (a short story), Jln Hikayat (a legend), and Jln Sajak (a poem).
Walking along Jln Salang and turning into Jln Shaer, I reached another neighborhood park, Kemuning Park. From the park, there is a small rustic path which leads to Jln Sajak and Jln Cherpen. It is a very short walk along Jln Hikayat to main Sembawang Road. Sembawang Hotspring Park is nearby within a short walking distance. There are many coffee shops and restaurants along Jln Legendi for refreshment stop.