Discover with Timothy Tye
Bukit Batok, Singapore

Start here
Bukit BatokBukit Batok
photo sourcehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BukitBatok.JPG" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">mailer_diablo
photo licensing

Bukit Batok (GPS: 1.35902, 103.76367) is a township (or "planning area" in local nomenclature) in central western Singapore. It is bounded by Bukit Batok Road to the west and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) to the south. Surrounding Bukit Batok is Choa Chu Kang in the northwest, Bukit Panjang in the northeast, Bukit Timah in the southeast, Clementi to the south, Jurong East to the southwest and Tengah to the west.

The planning area of Bukit Batok comprises nine neighbourhoods (called "subzones") namely Brickworks, Bukit Batok Central, Bukit Batok East, Bukit Batok South, Bukit Batok West, Gombak, Guilin, Hillview and Hong Kah North.

There are several versions as to how Bukit Batok got its name, particularly the word "batok". The most straightforward explanation is that the word "batok" means "cough" in Malay, and opened the speculation that the cold hill air of the hill leads to coughs and colds. Another version is that the word "batok" means "coconut" in Javanese. Yet another explanation is that the word "batok" is a corruption of the word "batu".

Map of Bukit Batok

Sights in Bukit Batok

  1. Bukit Panjang Gospel Chapel (GPS: 1.37769, 103.75935)

Amenities in Bukit Batok

Schools in the area includes Bukit View Primary School, Dazhong Primary School, Hong Kah Primary School, Keming Primary School, Lianhua Primary School, Princess Elizabeth Primary Schoool, St Anthony's Primary School, Bukit Batok Secondary School, Bukit View Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Yusof Ishak Secondary School, Millennia Institute (formerly Jurong Institute and Outram Institute), ITE College West, and the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC).

Places of worship in Bukit Batok include Abundant Life Baptist Church, Ar-Raudhah Mosque, Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church, Church of St Mary of the Angels, Grace Assembly of God, Guilin Combined Temple, Hock Tong Temple, Hoon Lam Tua Peh Kong Temple, Jesus Lives Church, Ling Hong Tong Temple, Sattha Puchaniyam Buddhist Temple, See Tien Foh Combined Temple, Tong Tien Kung Temple, Wu Lui Sien Sze Temple, and Zu-Lin Temple.

Retail and commercial premises at Bukit Batok include West Mall, at 1 Bukit Batok Central Link. Sports facilities include Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Bukit Batok Town Park and Bukit Batok Nature Park.

Getting there

Bukit Batok MRT Station (NS2) on the North South Line.

List of Planning Areas in Singapore and Places in Singapore

Add your business/shop to my site

How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.

If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Visiting Singapore? Get your hotel room here

Compare the room rates from different online booking sites to get the best rates for your trip.

Going somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.

Going somewhere by express bus in Malaysia/Singapore?

Book your bus ticket online right here. It is easy, safe and fast!.

 Latest pages in Discover with Timothy Tye

 Vital Links

Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

 List of 553 sights in Singapore

 List of 190 streets in Singapore

Planning Areas of Singapore

"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.

Explore Singapore made easy with MRT

This comprehensive map of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit shows you every station in the network, so that you can easily plan your journeys and change trains accordingly. As with the bus and LRT, you are charged a fare according to the distance travelled.

 Discover the World

About Timothy Tye

Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!


 Malaysia Travel Tips!

My Malaysia Travel Tips has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Alor Setar, Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping) and hundreds of smaller towns.

Hosting

This website is hosted on Bluehost, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.