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Toa Payoh, SingaporeView of the Toa Payoh Town Park in Toa Payoh, Singapore (11 July, 2011)



Toa Payoh (GPS: 1.3343, 103.85632) is a place in the Central Region of Singapore. The Toa Payoh area is bounded by Braddell Road and Bartley Road to the north, Upper Paya Lebar Road to the east, MacPherson Road and Jalan Toa Payoh to the south and Thomson Road to the west.

The name "Toa Payoh" means "big swamp". It is derived from the Hokkien word toa meaning big and payoh, a corruption of "paya", the Malay word for swamp, as in Paya Lebar.

Toa Payoh is bordered by Bishan and Serangoon to the north, Hougang in the east, Geylang in the southeast, Kallang in the south, Novena in the southwest and the Central Water Catchment in the northwest.

Map of Toa Payoh

Sights in Toa Payoh

  1. Bartley MRT Station (GPS: 1.34276, 103.87991)
  2. Toa Payoh MRT Station (GPS: 1.33776, 103.8394)
  3. Tai Seng MRT Station (GPS: 1.3354, 103.88817)

Getting there

You can reach Toa Payoh by taking the Singapore MRT North South Line to the Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19).

Toa Payoh, SingaporeLorong 2 Toa Payoh looking towards the intersection with Lorong 6 and Lorong 1. (11 July, 2011)


Toa Payoh, SingaporeLorong 2 Toa Payoh. (11 July, 2011)

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