Tuas is a planning area located within the West Region of Singapore. It’s delimited by the Western Water Catchment to its north, Pioneer to its east and also the Straits of Johor to its west. Tuas also shares a maritime boundary with the Western Islands planning area to its east.
Tuas comes from a daytime fishing methodology uncommon these days. The coastal Malays floated coconut fronds and leafy branches kept close together by the rising tide. A large net was then spread and suspended below. The shade provided Drew within the fish. More and more were attracted until, at a given signal, the net was hauled up by the Malay fishermen in the boats. Levering or shipping up is menuas, without the noun-building suffix of me-, the Malay word is tuas. Tuas also means to “to chop in two pieces”, “to raise by leverage”, and “to support” in Malay.