District 26 consist of Tagore, Yio Chu Kang
Yio Chu Kang
Yio Chu Kang /joʊ tʃʊ kʌŋ/ is a sub-urban area in the northeast of Singapore, with proximity to the Ang Mo Kio, Lentor, Seletar and Sengkang areas. Deriving its name from the Yio Chu Kang Village, it is still known for lush greenery and low-density housing with high-rise public housing in its southern fringes.
The name Yio Chu Kang, similar to Choa Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang did not come from names of famous people unlike many other road names in Singapore. The word ‘Kang’ – means river, while ‘Chu’ was apparently a clan. The word ‘Chu’ itself means “owner” or “land”. The clan was hence named Kangchu because it was controlled by the Chu clan and they were situated around a river. The north of Singapore was split and given to different leaders of the Kangchu clan, and they took the name of the leader. Hence the names Yio Chu Kang, Lim Chu Kang and Choa Chu Kang.