The long road, Commonwealth Avenue, which connects Bukit Merah to Buona Vista, is the most recognised road in our estate. This road alongside, Commonwealth Close, Crescent and Drive, commemorate the international cooperative organisation of former British colonies. Commonwealth Drive was called Crown Road originally and this road name was changed in 1955. Today, let us see how the establishment of the Commonwealth of Nations influenced the longest road in Queenstown.
Commonwealth is a traditional English term for political community founded for the common good. Historically, it has sometimes been synonymous with"republic." As a noun, commonwealth means "public welfare," "general good" or "collective advantage." Politically, it also incorporates how a state in which the supreme power is vested in the people; a republic or democratic state. Besides the Commonwealth of Nations, there is Icelandic Commonwealth (Iceland Free-state or republic) and Noble's Commonwealth (Republic of Poland-Lithuania under a King).