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Monday, December 12, 2011

New Nama Jalan

I remembered complaining about the lack of road names years before I joined MOD. When I was at MOD, the Jawatankuasa Kebangsaan Nama Geografi was just beginning its task in recommending for road names. Sometime last year MOD started labelling new names for roads outside Municipal areas and if you are paying attention, you will see names such as Jalan Utama Tungku, Jalan Utama Mentiri and the likes. Even for the new housing area in Panaga, the roads are named after birds, Jalan Kruak, Jalan Parak and etc.

Even the road in front of the Istana Nurul Iman is now called Jalan Pengiran Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha, the name is used for the stretch of road from the Edinburgh Bridge to the Telanai traffic light. Pretty soon we will have more new names for a number of roads mostly unnamed at the moment and you can probably guess where these roads are:

Jalan Pengiran muda Al-Muhtadee Billah
Jalan Permaisuara
Jalan Jame Asr
Jalan Industri Beribi
Jalan Stadium
Jalan Dewan Majlis
Jalan Pusat Persidangan
Jalan Pusat Dakwah
Jalan Landasan Lama
Jalan Pertahanan
Jalan Mubhbbah
Jalan Pembangunan
Jalan E-Kerajaan
Jalan Dato Haji Ahmad

I was told that the lauching of these new road names will be sometime in January next year.

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