Bishan HDB Estate is situated in the Central region of Singapore. Its central location and easy accessibility from other parts of the country has made the estate highly popular among property buyers. Prices of the HDB units are also higher than that of other regions which are primarily due to their prime location and good conditions. A total of 19,000 flats, including 1,500 executive flats, constitute the Bishan HDB Estate. The most common flats are of 3 rooms, 4 rooms and 5 rooms, of which the 4 room flats are sold most. An estimated 74,000 residents live in this HDB estate.
A wide array of amenities and facilities are available for the residents of Bishan HDB Estates to enjoy. Many reputed hospitals and clinics are found close to the estate. Shopping malls and marketplaces supply all the necessary commodities to the residents. There are recreational facilities in the form of playgrounds, parks, movie theaters, etc. All these facilities have led to overwhelming increase in sales of the units of Bishan HDB Estates.
HDB Estates are located at the heart of Bishan, close to the bustling city centre of Singapore. This area is bounded by Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Central Expressway, Braddell Road and West of Upper Thomson Road. The neighboring regions are Balestier, Macritchie, Potong Pasir, Sin Ming and Thomson.
The region is divided into 3 sub zones for development of the entire region:
- Upper Thomson
- Bishan East
All these sub zones have become modernized with the rise in the population of this city. Every kind of facility is available within the zones.
Many residents of Bishan HDB Estates regularly commute to other parts of the city, and to cater to the needs of this group the region has great transport connectivity. Road transportation and railways are the modes of transportation available for travelers.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the synonym of local railways. Frequent services of MRT are available for commuters. More than one station is located in Bishan. Some of the MRT stations are at Bishan, Braddell, Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh.
Broad roads and flyovers ease the road transportation. Singapore Bus Services (SBS) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) buses are used by large number of people. The bus services available in this area are:
SBS Transit Trunk Services: 13, 52, 54,55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 88, 128 and 156
SMRT Night Rider Services: NR1
SMRT Buses Premium Services: 588.
Many educational institutes of repute are found in close distance to Bishan HDB Estate. High standard of facilities for Primary, Secondary and Higher education are available in this area. Some of the most notable educational institutes are listed below:
- Ai Tong Primary School
- Guangyang Primary School
- Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
- Raffles Institution
- Catholic High School
- Bishan Park Secondary School
- Peirce Secondary School
- Raffles Junior College
- Nanyang Junior College
- ITE College East
Facilities / Amenities
In the past few years the population of Bishan in general and Bishan HDB Estates in particular has experienced a rise. One of the prime factors for this rise in population is the number of facilities found close to the HDB Estates in Bishan.
- Bishan North Shopping Mall
- Junction 8 Shopping Mall
- Ah Mei café
- Jai Thai café
- Corndale Consultants
- Hooked on Heads
Community Centres and Clubs
- Bishan Sports Hall
- MRT Sports & Recreation Club
- Bishan Community Club
- Assisi Hospice
- Mount Alvernia Hospital
- United Medicare Centre
Places of Worship
- Tien Khon Thun Temple
- Zion Bible-Presbyterian Church
- Masjid An-Nahdhah
- Bishan Community Library
- Bishan-Toa Payoh north Community Children’s Library
- Bishan Park
- Macritchie Reservoir Park
Bishan HDB Estates have become famous as one of the prime residential areas in Singapore and this is leading to the ever rising prices of the units. Their ideal location and hoards of benefits make the HDB units worth buying.
Did you know…
- Bishan is the closest to Singapore’s geographical centre as any area can ever get.
- Due to its location and accessibility to other parts of Singapore, Bishan is among the most expensive HDB areas.