Located in the Western part of Singapore, Bukit Panjang is a well-planned and developed community that offers many amenities to its residents. Many people come here to live in apartments and condos because of proximity to work places, excellent schools and good connectivity.
If you plan to live in Bukit Panjang, then you can take advantage of the following aspects.
One part of Bukit Panjang is located on a low hill, and this is where most schools are located. Some good choices for your kids include Zhenghua Primary and Secondary School, Greenridge primary and secondary schools, Fajar Secondary School, West View Primary School and the West Spring Primary and Secondary School. All these schools are well-equipped and offer some of the best education in Singapore.
The connectivity from Bukit Panjang to other parts of Singapore is well-developed. Close to Bukit Panjang, there are two major highways, namely Bukit Timah Expressway (BTE) and Kranji Expressway (KJE). Both these highways make it convenient for you to travel to any part of Singapore in your private vehicles.
Other than expressways, Bukit Panjang is also well-connected by public transport systems. A good part of the public transportation in Bukit Panjang is dominated by SMRT buses that ply across various neighborhoods. Some routes even act as feeder service to the light rail system while others take residents to other parts of the town. There is also a proposed Bukit Panjang MRT station that is expected to open in the near future for the benefit of residents at Bukit Panjang.
Bukit Panjang is in close proximity to the Central Catchment Natural Reserve, the largest natural reserve in Singapore. It covers an area of more than 2800 hectares and is considered to be the “Green Lung” of Singapore. In this reserve, visitors not only get to enjoy nature at its best, but can also make the most of the many recreational facilities offered here. Some of the most prominent attractions include the Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Walk and the Treetop Walk. All these activities not only provide ample opportunities for a family outing, it also gives visitors a chance to appreciate the natural beauty of Singapore.
Another highlight of Bukit Panjang is its proximity to the Dairy Farm areas. It is possible for residents to get fresh dairy products, and at the same time, it can be a new learning experience for children to visit these dairy farms to get a first-hand look of the processing that takes place here.
Shopping and Dining
Bukit Panjang was once considered to be a sleepy suburb where nothing much happened. Today, it has undergone a complete transformation due to the presence of many spectacular malls such as the Hillion Mall. This mall combines commercial spaces, residential living areas and bus interchange centers to make it convenient for the residents of Hillion Mall as well as others living in Bukit Panjang to enjoy shopping and dining.
In short, Bukit Panjang combines urban living and nature’s serenity to give high quality of life for its residents. In fact, it is rare to find such open green spaces in a rapidly growing city state such as Singapore. In this sense, living here is a unique experience. To top it, this area has good connectivity and high standards of schools, and these add to the appeal of Bukit Panjang. No wonder many builders are looking to start construction in this area as it offers much potential, so it may even be a good place to buy an apartment as an investment.
Photo credits: Bukit Panjang Central by Erwin Soo – used under CC BY