Bukit Panjang

Bukit Panjang

Bukit Panjang, in Malay, means, "long spread of hill" which is primarily used to describe a range of low hills stretching from Mandai to Bukit Timah. This suburban area was formerly known as Zhenghua estate. The Bukit Panjang Planning Area forms the hub of Housing Development Board's housing estate - Bukit Panjang New Town. Bukit Panjang is a quiet town consisting of a mixture of old and new apartments. A population of I, 00,000 citizens are served by over 30,000 dwelling units consisting of 4-room and 5-room flats and condominium blocks made available by HDB in all parts of the region. The number of dwelling units is expanding and is expected to reach 43,000 very soon. This relatively new area is gaining popularity with development of more housing projects especially around MRT and LRT stations.

Bukit Panjang has all the basic and modern amenities such as shopping malls as well as recreational and educational facilities. It is well connected with all modes of transportation and to top it all, it is close to the 414-hectare Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This makes HDB Estate in Bukit Panjang a lucrative residential destination.

Location Specifics

Bukit Panjang HDB estate is located in the Central-Northwestern part of Singapore. The neighboring regions are Bukit Timah (District 10), Sungei Kadut (District 25), Sungei Tengah(District 24) and Teck Whye (District 23).

The area has been divided into sub-zones for better planning and development of the residential unit blocks. These are:

  • Senja

  • Sujana

  • Fajar

  • Bangkit

  • Bukit Panjang

  • Dairy Farm

  • Nature Reserve

The area is well planned. With nearly half of the total area used for residential purposes, Bukit Panjang is said to have a quiet and cozy ambiance.

Transportation Facilities

Residents of Bukit Panjang have access to an integrated and modern network of road and railway transportation.

Bukit Panjang LRT (Light Rapid Transit) is a fully automated mode of transport. It starts at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station and loops through the town before heading back to its point of origin. Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT station, Jelapang and Ten Mile Junction are convenient stops for HDB residents.

Bukit Timah Expressway and Kranji Expressway encircle Bukit Panjang. Bus services that run in the area are:

  • SMRT - 67, 75, 177, 700, 970, NR3 (Night)

  • SBS - 920, 922

In addition, there are hired cars and taxis readily available near the residential area.

Educational Institutions

Primary and secondary schools as well as institutions offering tertiary education are located a stone's throw away from the Bukit Panjang HDB Estate area. Some of them are listed below:

Primary Schools

  • Greenridge Primary School

  • Zhenghua Primary School

  • Beacon Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Greenridge Secondary School

  • Zhenghua Secondary School

  • West Spring Secondary School

 

Tertiary Institutions

  • SHATEC Institute

  • Assumption Vocational Institute

  • Boy's Town Singapore

Facilities / Amenities

Bukit Panjang Plaza

Bukit Panjang HDB Estate area has many modern facilities and amenities that support modern urban lifestyle. This includes shopping malls, recreational and entertainment complexes, clubs, dine-out places as well as places of worship to cater to all sects and religions.

Shopping Centres

  • Bukit Panjang Plaza

  • Greenridge Shopping Centre

 

Dine-Out Places

  • Kopitiam

  • Genki Sushi

  • Jack's Place

 

Community Centers and Clubs

  • Bukit Panjang Community Club

  • Zhenghua Community Center

  • Warren Country and Golf Club

 

Healthcare Facilities

  • Saint Luke's Hospital

 

Places of Worship

  • Cheng Hwa Cher Siah Temple

  • Masjid Al-Iman

  • Church of Saint Joseph

 

Others

  • Eng-Wah West Mall Cinema Hall

  • Bukit Panjang Community Library

  • Zhenghua Park

  • Bukit Panjang Park

 

The Bukit Panjang HDB Estate area has been steadily developing over the years and coupled with all the modern urban facilities and amenities available, it has become a popular property destination. The growth in popularity may also be attributed to the tranquil and cozy atmosphere of the HDB area and its healthy living conditions.

Did you know...

  • The Bukit Panjang LRT was the first LRT line that was constructed in Singapore.
  • Bukit Panjang was initially known as Zhenghua, but because the public was not partial to it the name reverted back to the original Bukit Panjang.

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