View of the Toa Payoh Town Park in Toa Payoh, Singapore
(11 July, 2011)
(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 planning area of Toa Payoh comprises 12 neighbourhoods, known as subzones. They are Bidadari
, Boon Teck, Braddell, Joo Seng, Kim Keat, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Pei Chun, Potong Pasir, Sennett, Toa Payoh Central, Toa Payoh West and Woodleigh.
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
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
You can reach Toa Payoh by taking the Singapore MRT North South Line
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Lorong 2 Toa Payoh looking towards the intersection with Lorong 6 and Lorong 1.
(11 July, 2011)
Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.
(11 July, 2011)
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