Noted people are interested in Braddell Heights, one of Singapore older private estate with a rich history.
My whole long post on the history and street names of Braddell Heights Private Estate (Kelvin Tan 5 Oct 2008) was repeated in another blog on a Sommerville Regency (Freehold Cluster House in Singapore at Lorong Selangat) on January 15, 2009
Interesting to note that Sommerville Regency (at Lorong Selangat, off Sommerville Road) is named after as Sommerville Regency and not Selangat Regency. I suppose it sounds smoother and a English origin name may rhyme better than a Malay origin name for Regency. A lot of European names are used nowadays. In fact along Sommerville Road there are the Arcacia and the D'Almira - both European names.
Braddell Heights Estate with a predominance of Chinese residents has both English (British) and Malay street names and flavour. So it fits new housing projects to adopt either European or Malay sounding names. However it seems that European names rather than Chinese or Malay are more in vogue. The expatriate Ang Mohs are also increasingly seen in and around the Estate.
Kelvin KH Tan