If you think of Singapore, its popular tourist attractions would usually come to mind such as the Singapore Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the National Museum, the Little India Singapore, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay and of course the Universal Studios. But if you are up for an adventure, you can explore and discover other destinations in Singapore. Singapore is also one of the countries with booming industries which attracts workers and professionals from abroad. Some have even decided to settle with their family and find a home in Singapore. So if you have decided to transfer to Singapore, think of the most ideal place for your family.
Where to Live in Singapore?
One ideal area for settling in Singapore is Bukit Panjang in the Central North-Western part of Singapore. It is an area with mostly old and newly built apartments and condominiums suitable for urban living. The name Bukit Panjang denotes “long spread of hill” which refers to the low hills ranging from Mandai to Bukit Timah. It has an automated light rail transit system as well as buses as means of transportation. Aside from that, it is near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, bringing its residents closer to nature and the environment. The Reserve is maintained to protect and preserve the flora and fauna of Singapore.
Here is some information that will make you choose Bukit Panjang as your next sanctuary:
· Increasing number of housing projects in the area;
· A well-planned area, mostly for residential purposes;
· Accessible educational institutions for the children;
· Various recreational facilities for you and your family such as shopping malls, clubs and a lot of parks;
· A quiet and comfortable surrounding that is close to nature;
· And tourist sites relatively near you!
Some of the spots in the area that will interest you are the Old Ford Factory and the Bukit Timah Hil. The Old Ford Factory is a historical site which witnessed the surrender of the British to the Japanese in 1942 during the battle in Singapore in World War II. It was originally established by Ford Motor Works as a car assembly plant but many battles were fought around it during the world war. Presently, it is an exhibition gallery with an audio-visual theatre, has undergone restoration but its original façade was preserved. The Bukit Timah Hill on the other hand, is considered the highest point in Singapore’s city-state. It is in Bukit Timah where you can find the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Bukit Panjang is also known for a number of its parks situated and one of its interesting features is the Bukit Panjang Park Connector. It connects the Zhenghua Park to Bukit Panjang Park and provides recreational area for residents as well as to schools. It is perfect for jogging and mountain biking. The scenic view brought by the connector gives city dwellers a more refreshing feeling when they visit this area. If you are lucky enough, you may even spot wildlife species along the park connector. You would also want to check out Bukit Panjang Community Library with its colour coding system and the Ten Mile Shop Houses and Ten Mile Junction if want to go shopping.