Lorong 1 Toa Payoh is within Toa Payoh is a famous town which has a very fascinating history behind it. ‘Toa Payoh’- meaning ‘Big Swamp’ in Hokkien dialect, the place got its name from the large swamps which could be abundantly found in the area earlier. People used to do farming and reared pigs as a profession to sustain themselves. Furthermore, the visits by Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1972 and 2006 and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2007, have also exposed the town to fame and popularity. The town is spread over an area of 8 sq. km. with an estimated population of 150,000 residents. The town was renovated as a residential estate in the year 1968 after Queenstown. Since then, the place has undergone various reformations and almost all facilities have been provided in the area to attract individuals and families for residential purpose.
Lorong 1 Toa Payoh has bagged the position of the most preferred place in Toa Payoh. The street has 63 blocks and a total of ~6825 HDB units where one can find HDB estates of various time zones. The oldest HDB estate in Lorong 1 Toa Payoh can be dated back to the year 1967, while the newest one was developed in 1999. The postal code range is from 310098 to 313130. Belonging to different time periods, a myriad of flat variants can be found, ranging from traditionally styled flats to modern complicated ones. One can choose from 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms and executive flats. The flats have been provided with spacious interiors, exquisitely beautiful views, better communities, playgrounds for children and green surroundings. Moreover, under the urban planning policy, the Singapore authority ensures continuous construction and improvement of the communities and has also provided all kinds of facilities to reduce traffic influx into the main cities.
Similarly, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh also provides very good transportation facilities. Surrounded by other towns like Bishan and Serangoon to the North, the Central Water Catchment to the Northwest, Kallang to the South, Geylang to the Southeast, Novena to the West and Hougang to the East, people can commute to work or visit other places by both roadways and railways. The nearest MRT stations are Braddell MRT station, Toa Payoh MRT station and Caldecott MRT station, where a person can find trains within 2-8 minutes duration. For people who prefer bus services, can travel by intra-town transits for commuting. The main bus services running in the area are:
- SBS Feeder services – 231G, 231W, 232, 235,238
- SBS Transit – 8, 20, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 141, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 535
For families looking forward to admit their children into good and well-established schools or day care centres, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh offers a plethora of options.
Day Care Centers
- Mulberry Learning @ Toa Payoh
- Child Care Link
- PAP Community Foundation Education Center
- MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Center
- Care Corner
- CHIJ Primary Toa Payoh
- Cedar Primary School
- First Toa Payoh Primary School
- Andrew’s Junior School
- Kheng Cheng School
The place is also famous for its secondary schools, such as Beatty Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, CHIJ Secondary School, Saint Andrew’s Secondary School and many more. One of the famous Saint Andrew’s Junior College is also present in close proximity to the area.
Apart from this, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, is also famous for its wide collection of entertaining places such as, shopping malls, parks, movie theatres, dine-out places, and many more.
- Macpherson Mall
- Toa Payoh Mall
- Balestier Hill Shopping Center
- Zhongshan Mall
- Jack’s Place Restaurant
- Sher- Casual Dining & Bar
- Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
- Uncle Leong Seafood
- NOX: Dine in the Dark
- Toa Payoh Town Park
- Bunga Rampai Park
- Siang Kuang Avenue Interim Park
- Aljunied Park
- Bishan Harmony Park
Lorong 1 Toa Payoh is also well connected to surrounding areas like Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Rise, Toa Payoh North and Kim Keat Link. The place has garnered peak interest among prospective property investors and families due to its favourable weather, location and availability of basic amenities and facilities in the area.