Singapore 56 - Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Town is the seventh town developed by HDB. The area boasts some interesting firsts. It is the first to use new flats as distinct from improved flats. First to provide 5 room flats in slab block form (as distinct from point-block) and first HDB town to be designed in metric dimensions. The Ang Mo Kio Town Centre is built over an elongated valley formerly occupied by squatters.
The name "Ang Mo Kio" which means the "red hair bridge" was derived from a bridge in Thomson Road built by J.T. Thomson who was the government surveyor during the period 1841-1854. He was credited for having prepared a fully annotated SINGAPORE map in 1843. It was probably due to his preference for the name "ANG MO KIO" on learning what the Chinese settlers called the bridge that he named the district after it.
Ang Mo Kio Central Post Office
Blk 727 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-4246