21 Jul '17, 12am

Eye on Bukit Batok: A green oasis

Eye on Bukit Batok: A green oasis

View of Little Guilin, a scenic spot in Bukit Batok. (Photo: Michael Gwyther-Jones; Flickr) Other neighbourhoods in the west of Singapore have become very crowded, but Bukit Batok remains a haven of peace. By Joanne Poh A stroll around Bukit Batok Central or one of the area’s subzones such as Guilin or Hillview reveals a peaceful residential area swathed in greenery. With easy access to some of Singapore’s most luxuriant natural spaces, residents enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life while still being within easy reach of the lively Jurong East commercial hub. A turbulent past Some say the name Bukit Batok means “coughing hill”. As quarrying used to be carried out in the area, the reference to coughing is an allusion to the blasts that were frequently heard in the vicinity. The hilliness of the area is emphasised probably because the area was built upon ...

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