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Whampoa, Singapore

Whampoa is a precinct located at Novena, Singapore. The area was named after Hoo Ah Kay, who was better known as "Whampoa" (due to his origin from China) during the early years of Singapore as a British settlement. His many contributions to the Straits Settlements, and that he could speak both Chinese and English well, thus made him an important bridge between the two communities. The respect for his contributions thus resulted in this area being named after him.

The Whampoa area has a significantly higher proportion of elderly and has garnered significant media attention with regards to active ageing programmes.

Facilities

As the area is mainly a housing estate, it consists of many blocks of the HDB flats, along with some recreational facilities such as a wet market and a hawker centre. There is also a community club, a mosque, a NKF kidney dialysis centre in it, and a bus terminal also known as the [[Saint Michael's Bus

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