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History of Bukit Panjang . Phoenix Road

Bukit Panjang or Bt Panjang is a residential town and a planning area under URA’s Master Plan. It is situated in the West Region of Singapore bordering Bt Panjang is Choa Chu Kang on its northwest, Bukit Batok on its west, Bukit Timah on its south, the Central Water Catchment on its east, and Sungei Kadut on its north. It is divided into seven subzones; Fajar, Bangkit, Jelebu, Dairy Farm, Senja, and Nature Reserve.

The name Bukit Panjang (Long Hills) is derived from two Malay words, Bukit, which means ‘’hill”, and Panjang to means “long”. It is believed to be attributed to the long range of high hills that are found in the southern end of Bukit Timah. Initially, the area was named Zhenghua, but the residents did not like the Mandarin name; hence it was renamed Bukit Panjang.

Before urban development, in the 1900s, the area was vastly made up of rural settlements which developed along Bukit Timah Road. Bukit Panjang also housed industrial enterprises like the Nanyang Shoe Factory, the Lam Soon Canning and Rubber Factory, and granite quarries.

Parts of the land were used for farming, the notable one being the Cold Storage Dairy Farm. The farm was opened in 1930 to process milk and ice cream. It operated until the 1970s, when the government acquired the land.

In 1983, plans were laid down to develop HDBs, formerly Zhenghua New Town later renamed Bukit Panjang New Town. The new town became home to 30,000 families. By 1990, the area was home to 17,514  units, housing about 60,000 residents.

Over the years, Bukit Panjang has evolved from an agricultural and industrial area into one of Singapore’s urbanised and self-sufficient towns. Nevertheless, the area has retained its remarkable greenery and access to nature through the Central Water Catchment area and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Compared to older estates like Toa Payoh, Bukit Panjang is a relatively quiet town with a blend of old and new flats and private developments. It’s currently home to more than 35 325 flats and over 121,000 residents. With many family-friendly amenities around the neighbourhood, you can expect a comfortable life with easy access to your day-to-day necessities without travelling to distant areas.