St Andrew’s alumni unhappy over mixed development name [Channel NewsAsia] / Thanks for the name change!

Updates – Thank you MCC Land and Street and Buildings Names Board!

This is regarding the development along Meyappa Chettiar Road, next to St. Andrew’s Village where St. Andrew’s Junior School, St. Andrew’s Secondary School and St. Andrew’s Junior College are located.

I hope MCC Land (Singapore) and the Street and Building Names Board can reconsider the names.

St. Andrew’s School was founded on 8 September 1862 by Rev Edward Sherman Venn of the Anglican Church.

The name of a new development in Potong Pasir has raised the ire of some members of the St Andrew’s school community. The project includes a condominium called The Andrew Residences and a mall, The Andrew Village.

“It’s really taking away from our history, just for the convenience or expediency of having a name for this commercial entity,” said school alumnus, Mr Isaac Leong.

“The names are not copyrighted, so they can name it anything they like,” said former teacher Yee Teck Peng. “But the developers should be sensitive to the feeling, the ethos, the heritage, the environment, they should consider all these if they are building the mall and naming it ‘Andrew’.”

The development, comprising a condominium named The Andrew Residences and The Andrew Village mall, is set to be complete in 2019. 

Full article and video at “St Andrew’s alumni unhappy over mixed development name,” by Kenneth Lim. Channel NewsAsia, 23 Oct 2015.

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