Journey to the West: Bukit Panjang Town

By : Edgeprop
21 November 2019

Blocks of varying heights at Bukit Panjang (Credit: Bong Xin Ying/ EdgeProp Singapore)

For 28-year-old Claire Lee, Pang Sua Pond was her first introduction to the residential town of Bukit Panjang. “I never knew such a gem existed in Bukit Panjang until I explored the area,” says Claire. Impressed by what the town has to offer, she is even starting to think about moving there!

A Home for Nature Lovers

After a makeover, the scenic Pang Sua Pond now features a 480-metre timber boardwalk, which is suspended about seven metres above the water. Not only has it become a community focal point, it also connects residents to nearby facilities. This includes the Senja-Cashew Community Club, and the 3G Wellness Centre that has a fitness corner, roof terrace and activity rooms.

Dubbed Singapore’s second-largest man-made floating wetland, it is home to an impressive biodiversity.

In the evenings, the boardwalk lights up, illuminating the path where residents can enjoy a refreshing stroll

Transport and Good Food

Bukit Panjang is a well-connected town that is served by Bukit Panjang Downtown Line and LRT stations, and the Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)… and right at the centre of it all, is Bukit Panjang Plaza! Having undergone multiple revamps over the years, it continues to serve the needs of the residents living in the area.

Bukit Panjang Plaza is a familiar favourite for residents (Credit: Bong Xin Ying/ EdgeProp Singapore)

The town also has its fair share of yummy hawker food. The Hai Xian Zhu Zhou Koka noodles, or “Ke Kou Mian”, served at 163A Gangsa Road is so popular that it attracts people from all over Singapore. Whether it’s the spicy seafood koka noodles or pork ban mian, this stall will be able to satisfy your noodle cravings!

For more food options, you can always pop by Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market. The Zai Lai Prawn Noodle (#01-09) stall is famous for its lor mee, and prawn noodles. Or if you’re in the mood for a snack, The Father & Son stall (#01-23) sells local favourites like carrot cake!

Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market opened in 2015 (Credit: Bong Xin Ying/ EdgeProp Singapore)

The Father & Son stall at the hawker centre serves delicious carrot cake and char kway teow (Credit: Bong Xin Ying/ EdgeProp Singapore)

Architectural Features

Bukit Panjang blocks, especially the older ones, boast distinct architectural features.

Examples include H-shaped 25-storey blocks, and blocks with varying heights. “Stepped” every four to six floors, the blocks are meant to look like the undulating terrain of rice terraces. This pays homage to the origin of the name Bukit Panjang, or “long hill” in Malay. The area used to be a largely agricultural and industrial area in the past.

The proximity to nature is appealing. “Considering the allure of Pang Sua Pond and the scenic views, I don’t mind moving to Bukit Panjang,” Claire says. “I get to be in a peaceful and quiet environment within walking distance to a variety of amenities and malls. The CBD is also just a 30-minute express bus away.”

This article was contributed by Edgeprop, Singapore’s fastest growing property portal. Edgeprop helps property-seekers make better property decisions by providing the latest property news, listings and research.

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