Telok Blangah is situated in the southern part of Singapore and part of the Bukit Merah Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The area is well known for the nature spots at Mount Faber and Labrador Park.

Telok Blangah is translated to mean ‘cooking pot bay' in Malay, and is so called due to the cooking pot shape of the bay. A b langa is a cooking pot made of clay used by the southern Indians.

Mount Faber was previously known as Telok Blangah Hill and was only renamed in 1845. Historically, this area dates back to the 13 th century, when Singapore was still known as the city of Temasek. According to a Malay legend, the Prince of Palembang, Sri Tri Buana's boat ran into a storm and he threw everything overboard, including his crown before landing just off Telok Blangah beach.

Telok Blangah Road was officially named in 1907.

Places of Interest
Mount Faber is a hill of about 106 metres in height and overlooks the Telok Blangah area and the western parts of the Central Area. It is a frequent tourist destination, as it provides a panoramic view of the increasingly dense Central Business District (CBD) region. Its slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car system that connects to HarbourFront and Sentosa. After the Indian Mutiny in 1857, the Straits government decided to convert Mount Faber into a fort for fear of revolt among the local Indians. Defence work was carried out and granite emplacements for guns were completed halfway up the hill, but Mount Faber never became a fort. An observatory was built there in 1905.

The Labrador Park , or formally known as the Labrador Nature Reserve, is the only rocky sea-cliff on the mainland that is open to the public. Since 2002, 10 hectares of coastal secondary vegetation and its rocky shore have been gazetted as a Nature Reserve in 2001. Labrador Park also contains many historical relics from World War II and earlier, left behind by the British, such as Fort Pasir Panjang, the old British defence fort.

There are a number of HDB block clusters along Telok Blangah Road. Several matured private condominiums, such as Fairways for instance, is also available in the vicinity.

The nearest Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station is Harbourfront train station (NE1) on the North-East Line. The Harbourfront Bus Interchange also serves the residents of Telok Blangah with their 10 bus services available.

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