(GPS: 1.35077, 103.84818) is a district (or "planning area" in local nomenclature) in Central Singapore
. It comprises mainly high-rise housing estates. Bishan was named after the Cantonese cemetery known as Peck San Theng, or "Pavilions on the Green". The name is a transliteration of Peck San into pinyin, bì-shán
Bishan is bordered by Ang Mo Kio
in the north, Serangoon
in the east, Toa Payoh
in the south, and the Central Water Catchment in the west.
The planning area of Bishan comprises three neighbourhoods (or "subzones") namely Bishan East, Marymount and Upper Thomson.
Map of Bishan
Sights in Bishan
Bishan is served by the Central Expressway
. Commuters can also take the Singapore MRT
at the Bishan MRT Station
(NS17/CC15), which is served by the North South Line
(NS17) and Circle Line
(CC15). Adjacent to it is the Bishan Bus Interchange, served by SBS Transit buses.
Educational institutions in Bishan
Schools in Bishan includes Ai Tong School, Bishan Park Secondary School, Catholic High School, Guangyang Primary School, Guangyang Secondary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Peirce Secondary School, Raffles Institution and Whitley Secondary School.
There is also a Raffles Junior College and a campus of ITE College Central in Bishan.
Shopping Centres in Bishan
There are three shopping centres in Bishan, namely the Junction 8 Shopping Centre, Bishan North Shopping Mall and Thomson Plaza.
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