Been a long time since I visited this central north-western part of Singapore. The last time I came here was about twenty years ago...lol. Singapore is a tiny island but there are so many corners of the island that I have yet to visit.
Much changes in Bukit Panjang since I last visited. Bukit Panjang is just another town in Singapore where it is self contained with amenities for the residents of the town. Bukit means hill in malay and Panjang means long. Bukit Panjang literally means "long hill" which gets its name from the long range of high hills which ends in Bukit Timah to the south. You can read more information of Bukit Panjang from wikipedia.
Residents can shop at the mall in Bukit Panjang instead of travelling far to the heart of the city to shop.
The flats are linked via the Light Rail Trains (LRT). Residents can take the LRT to Bukit Panjang Mall or connect to the MRT Station in Choa Chu Kang to take them down to town. In a few years time, Bukit Panjang will have their own MRT Station which is the downtown line.
This is one of the LRT Station in Bukit Panjang (it is not the same as the MRT you see in Orchard Road, etc). The whole line is about 7.8 km. and has about 14 stations.
Inside one of the station.
A short video showing the LRT coming out of the station.
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