But things are quite different today.
1) Towner Road has been replaced by Whampoa Drive. Only a short stretch of Towner Road remains on the Serangoon side of the CTE (Central Express Way)
At first, I thought the change of Towner Road to Whampoa Drive was brought about by the construction of the CTE. But when I consulted my 1981 street directory, I found that by then, Whampoa Drive had already replaced Towner Road in the Ruby Theatre Vicinity, and the CTE had not even been constructed yet.
This is a photo of Whampoa Drive which was formerly called Towner Road viewed from Balestier Road.