Bukit Batok Image (C) Ian.Wui

Size & Population
11 Sq Km with an estimated 123,000 residents in 31,000 units.

About
There are nine sub-zones in Bukit Batok. They are Gombak, Hong Kah, Brickworks, Guilin, Hillview, Bukit Batok West, Bukit Batok Central, Bukit Batok East and Bukit Batok South.

Bukit Batok is located in the western region of Singapore. The town is bordered by the Pan-Island Expressway, Toh Tuck Road, Upper Bukit Timah Road and Bukit Batok Road to allow easy access to other areas of Singapore.

There are approximately 31,000 units of flats in the new town, majority of which are 3-room to 4-room flats with some 2,700 executive flats serving a population of around 111,000 residents and counting.

History
In Malay, Bukit means 'hill' while Batok means 'cough'. This term came from the granite quarry in the early days, which gave the impression that the hills were coughing. The popular 'Little Guilin' town park was developed from an abandoned granite quarry.

Place of Interest
The famous former Ford factory where the British surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 can be found here. Click for images of Ford Factory

Transport
The town’s two main public transportation services are located within close proximity to each other. The Bukit Batok MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station is situated right next to West Mall, a neighbourhood shopping centre, and the Bukit Batok bus interchange is less than a 5 minute walk from the MRT station.



Other Informations in Bukit Batok District Guide
  • Industrial Estates : Industrial Estates (15)

  • Market & Food Centers : Market (1)

  • Shopping Malls : Shopping Malls (12)

  • Supermarkets : Supermarkets (18)

  • Educational Institutions : Primary Schools (11), Secondary Schools (6), Tertiary Institutions (2) and Universities (8) Kindergartens (6)

  • Emergency : Hospital (1)

  • More Singapore Districts
    Adam Road Singapore
    Ang Mo Kio Singapore
    Balestier Singapore
    Bedok Singapore
    Bishan Singapore
    Boat Quay Singapore
    Boon Lay Singapore
    Bugis Singapore
    Bukit Batok Singapore
    Bukit Merah Singapore
    Bukit Panjang Singapore
    Bukit Timah Singapore
    CBD Demarcation Singapore
    Changi Singapore
    Chinatown Singapore
    Choa Chu Kang Singapore
    Clarke Quay Singapore
    Clementi Singapore
    Club Street Singapore
    Defu Lane Singapore
    East Coast Park Singapore
    Holland Village Singapore
    Hougang Singapore
    Jalan Bahar Singapore
    Joo Chiat Singapore
    Jurong East Singapore
    Jurong West Singapore
    Kallang Singapore
    Kembangan Singapore
    Leng Kee Singapore
    Lim Chu Kang Singapore
    Little India Singapore
    Macritchie Singapore
    Marina Bay Singapore
    Marine Parade Singapore
    Newton Singapore
    Novena Singapore
    Orchard Singapore
    Pasir Ris Singapore
    Paya Lebar Singapore
    Pioneer Singapore
    Portsdown Singapore
    Potong Pasir Singapore
    Punggol Singapore
    Queenstown Singapore
    Rochor Singapore
    Seletar Singapore
    Sembawang Singapore
    Sengkang Singapore
    Sin Ming Singapore
    Sungei Kadut Singapore
    Sungei Tengah Singapore
    Tai Seng Singapore
    Taman Jurong Singapore
    Tampines Singapore
    Tanah Merah Singapore
    Tanglin Singapore
    Teck Whye Singapore
    Thomson Singapore
    Toa Payoh Singapore
    Ubi Singapore
    Upper Thomson Singapore
    Woodlands Singapore
    Yio Chu Kang Singapore
    Yishun Singapore

    More
    Singapore Guide
    »Expatriate Guide
    »Tourist Guide
    »Local Guide
    »Nightlife
    »Valentine Guide