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The town of Sembawang gets its name from the Sembawang tree – an apt reference, considering that the neighbourhood used to be filled with plantations in the 1800s and 1900s. This historically rich area is also home to the country’s former naval base, and till today, reminders of its maritime past can still be found in building designs, and even in road names. If you take a little tour around Sembawang, you'll notice that most roads are named after Royal British Dockyards and warships. Besides its stoic history, this quiet neighbourhood in the north is also filled with underrated finds just waiting to be explored.
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