Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok is a fairly new and developed region which falls under the Bukit Batok Planning Area. The region was the base for several industries, including Ford Motor Works and Hume Industries in the 1950s. During 1970s, the region witnessed a development initiative from the government of Singapore, and by the 80s HDB estates started to develop in the area. Today Bukit Batok is a fairly developed region, and is mainly used for residential purposes. HDB estates, condominiums, apartments and other residential units have come up in a large way. The largest and most prominent among them is the Bukit Batok New Town area. Most of the residential units are 3 or 4 room flats, numbering up to about 31,000 and serving the residential purpose of about 120,000 individuals.

The region is also famous for its eclectic mix of scenic beauty and modern cityscape, with shopping centres standing adjacent to beautiful parks and natural reserved spaces. The thriving and affluent lifestyle, together with the increased interest in properties has made Bukit Batok HDB Estate a popular choice among property buyers.

Bukit Batok HDB Estate is conveniently located in the region with districts Bukit Timah, West Coast, Teck Whye, Clementi and Pioneer surrounding it.

Bukit Batok region has also been divided into several sub-zones that include:

  • Brickworks
  • Gombak
  • Hong Kah
  • Hillview
  • Guilin
  • Bukit Batok (Central, East, West and South)

Transportation Facilities

Transportation in the area comprises mainly of road and railway. There are two main MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations that cater to the residents of Bukit Batok HDB Estate. They are the Bukit Batok MRT and Bukit Gombak MRT stations.

The Bukit Batok Bus Interchange serves the residents of the estate. Bus services plying in the area include:

  • SBS - 66, 157, 174E, 506 Express, 8N (night service)
  • SMRT - 173, 176, 178, 188, 941, 945, 947 963, NR8 (night service)

Services of hired cars and private taxis are also available in the area.

Healthcare Facilities

Medical facilities and healthcare units in the area keep the health concerns of Bukit Batok HDB Estate residents at bay. Saint Luke's Hospital and other clinics such as Yeo Clinic are available for service to the people residing in the estate.There is also a neighbourhood polyclinic located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 3.

Educational Institutions

One of the main reasons that made Bukit Batok HDB Estate so popular is the quality of education in the nearby region. Some of the most prestigious schools and educational institutes are located in and around the area. A short list of the most prominent institutes among these has been provided below:

Primary Schools

  • Lianhua Primary School

  • Dazhong Primary School

  • Keming Primary School

  • Bukit View Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Bukit Batok Secondary School

  • Bukit View Secondary School

  • Dunearn Secondary School

  • Swiss Cottage Secondary School

Tertiary Institutions

  • ITE College West (Bukit Batok)

  • SHATEC Institutes

  • German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

  • Millenia Institute

The Elementary campus of The Canadian International School is also situated in the region where children of well-to-do families are admitted to attain world-class education.

Facilities/Amenities

The residents of Bukit Batok HDB Estate and the nearby residential areas enjoy all the facilities and amenities of urbane and affluent lifestyle. From shopping complexes to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, multi-cuisine restaurants and world-class cineplexes, Bukit Batok has it all. The area is also a centre of broadcasting activities for several Singaporean channels and media groups. Some of the most popular places visited often by local residents are:

Shopping Centres

  • West Mall

  • Bukit Batok Town Centre

  • Bukit Batok West Shopping Centre

Dine-Out Places

  • Sakae Sushi

  • Bali Thai Restaurant

  • Swensen's

  • Pasta Mania

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Civil Service Bukit Batok Clubhouse

  • Bukit Batok Swimming Complex

  • CDANS Bukit Batok Country Club

Places of Worship

  • Thian Ling Toh Tong

  • Lembaga Pentadbir Masiid Ar-Raudhah

  • Church of St Mary of the Angels

Others

  • Eng Wah - West Mall Complex

  • Fei Yue Family Service Centre

  • Bukit Batok Community Library and Post Office

  • Bukit Batok Nature Park and Town Park

With the huge redevelopment plans in progress, Bukit Batok HDB Estate is considered to be the residential hot spot district in the near future. Upmarket shopping malls and entertainment complexes adjacent to lush green scenic beauty of the parks have been alluring locals as well as foreign property investors to the area. A perfect living conditions combined with the best available facilities in the region have catapulted Bukit Batok HDB Estate into prominence, at least in the residential property industry of the city of Singapore!

Did you know...

  • Taufik Batisah, the very first winner of Singapore Idol, lives in the Bukit Batok area.

  • There is a lake in Bukit Batok known as Little Guilin Lake, named for its resemblance to the beautiful lakes in Guilin, China. It is a popular place for many people to go to to relax, exercise, or hang out.

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