Origin: Malay, to describe a place that is remote or deserted.
Ulu is commonly used to describe a place that is remote, deserted, abandoned with little human traffic.
It is also used for Singapore road names like “Ulu Pandan” and “Jalan Ulu Siglap”.
“Darling ah, why did you bring me to such an ulu place for picnic? There is no toilet here and I don’t even see a single human other than us….. “