Bukit Batok Street 31 is situated in Bukit Batok which has 40,612 flats and is home to an estimated 114,000 HDB residents. The name Bukit Batok was supposedly originated from two Malay words- Bukit which means “hill” that symbolizes the hilly geography of this region and Batok apparently signifies “granite” that is thought to be the adaptation of malay word ‘batu’ which means granite. The development of this town into a budding satellite HDB residential town started in the early 80’s. The area is famous among property investors as it offers cohesive living situations for both play and work.
Bukit Batok Street 31 has rapidly developed into a self-sufficient town with many amenities nearby like stadiums, parks, museums etc. The layout of the HDB units are either 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms and executive flats. The blocks have a fairly modern design both inside and outside. The units have a lot of things in common with each other but still have a unique character of their own. The postal address ranges from 650301 to 659440 which includes 32 blocks and 2205 numbers of HDB units. This property was built in 1985 and the latest development was done in 1988.
Transportation in Bukit Batok Street 31 consists of mainly of road and railway. Private taxis and hired cars services are also available in the area.
There are three main MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations that are in the vicinity and can be reached within a few minutes drive. People who find to commute in MRT’s more convenient will find residence in this place extremely useful. The MRT stations are nearby and are extremely easy to access so residence who need to travel regularly to work places will definitely have an easier transportation facility. They are the Bukit Batok MRT station, Bukit Gombak MRT station and Hillview MRT station.
The Bukit Batok Bus Interchange provides regular and consistent services to the residents in this place. The bus services are available very frequently, so the residents don’t have to wait for hours for the bus to arrive.
There are several childcare units and educational institutions in Bukit Batok Street 31 . The childcare facilities are extremely useful for working parents who need to find a trustworthy facility to take care of their kids. The educational institutions available are also well reputed and acclaimed for their teaching standards. Most importantly they are at close distance hence they cut off the transportation time. Some of the important schools and colleges nearby are-
- Keming Primary School
- Bukit View Primary School
- Lianhua Primary School
- Dazhong Primary School
- Dunearn Secondary School
- Swiss Cottage Secondary School
- Bukit Batok Secondary School
- Bukit View Secondary School
- German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
- Millenia Institute
- ITE College West (Bukit Batok)
- SHATEC Institute
There are several places to eat both local and multinational cuisines. Apart from fine dining restaurants there are several local markets where authentic Singaporean dishes can be tried out. As the hawker style street food is famous in Singapore the residents will not miss out on the fare in this locality. Some of the popular places are-
- Pasta Mania
- Sakae Sushi
- Bali Thai Restaurant
Places of Worship
There are several places of worship nearby that have a long history in the cultural aspect of the city like-
- Thian Ling Toh Tong
- Lembaga Pentadbir Masiid Ar-Raudhah
- Church of St Mary of the Angels
One special feature of Bukit Batok Street 31 is the abundance of parks in the neighborhood. The most popular parks are the Bukit Batok Nature Park and Bukit Batok Town Park that is often considered as a part of Bukit Gombak. There is a trail from the park that leads to Bukit Batok Hill. It is a historical site where two monuments from World War II still exists. Little Guilin is a now defunct granite quarry which is a wonderfully landscaped with footpaths which is also a well-known attraction in the locality.