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Bishan (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

  1. Bishan MRT Station (GPS: 1.35076, 103.84811)
  2. Marymount MRT Station (GPS: 1.34913, 103.83946)
  3. Peck San Theng 碧山 (GPS: 1.34565, 103.84451)

Getting there

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.

List of Planning Areas in Singapore and Places in Singapore

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