Kim Keat Link is within ‘Toa Payoh’- which meaning Big Swamp in Hokkien dialect, has now emerged as the most preferred areas for residential purposes by families and has also been luring property investors due to its favourable weather conditions, location and availability of almost all facilities. The base of the town’s foundation was laid after Queenstown in the year 1968. The town also holds a very interesting history, as many eminent personalities like Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had made many recurrent visits to the town. While the Queen had visited in the year 1972 and 2006, similarly, Wen made his visit in 2007. Now, the town spreads across an area of 8 sq. km with an estimated population of 150,000 and has a number of HDB estates which holds a variety of flats.
Out from many streets present in Toa Payoh, Kim Keat Link ranks as the number one choice for individuals and families. The street covers about 12 blocks and 754 number of HDB units, each belonging to different periods of time. The oldest HDB estate in the area can be dated back to the year 1988 while the recent one was developed in the year 1989 with one-year gap. The postal code range is from 310241 to 310252. One can easily find a myriad of flats ranging from 4 bedrooms and 5 bedrooms variants, traditionally setup or modern complex decor, there are many options to choose from. According to the urban planning policy from the Singapore Authority, each town is being continuously renovated to provide the best facilities and amenities to the people residing for reducing the traffic influx to the main city.
Similarly, Kim Keat Link also provides very good transportation facilities to its surrounding areas like Bishan and Serangoon to the North, the Central Water Catchment to the Northwest, Kallang to the South, Geylang to the Southeast, Novena to the West and Hougang to the East. People can choose to commute through either roadways or railways. For people preferring railways, the nearest MRT station are Toa Payoh MRT station, Boon Keng MRT station and Braddell MRT station. The trains arrive within a minimum duration of 2-8 minutes. Furthermore, one can also commute between towns using intra-town transits. The main bus services which are running in the area are:
- SBS Feeder services – 231G, 231W, 232, 235,238
- SBS Transit – 8, 20, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 141, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 535
Kim Keat Link also provides a wide array of educational institutions in close proximity, such as day care centers, primary schools, and many more. Some of the examples of the most searched educational institutions are:
Day Care Centers
- Mulberry Learning @ Toa Payoh
- Child Care Link
- MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Center
- PAP Community Foundation Education Center
- Safari House Preschool Toa Payoh
- CHIJ Primary Toa Payoh
- Cedar Primary School
- Andrew’s Junior School
- First Toa Payoh Primary School
- Kheng Cheng School
Apart from these, Kim Keat Link is also home to various reputed and well-established secondary schools like Beatty Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, CHIJ Secondary School, Saint Andrew’s Secondary School and many more. For college students St. Andrew’s Junior College is also an option which is in close proximity to the area.
Kim Keat Link also provides various entertainment opportunities to its residents, starting from shopping malls, recreational parks, restaurants, movie theatres, and many more. One can have a look at the below-mentioned names or can choose from the plethora of options available in the area.
- Toa Payoh Town Park
- Aljunied Park
- Bishan Harmony Park
- Bunga Rampai Park
- Bidadari Garden
- Macpherson Mall
- Toa Payoh Mall
- SingPost Center
- Balestier Hill Shopping Center
- Junction 8
- Jack’s Place Restaurant
- Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
- NOX- Dine in the Dark
- Alma by Juan Amador
Kim Keat Link is also well connected to its surrounding areas like Lorong 6 Toa Payoh. Adding to its glamor, favourable weather conditions, plenty of entertainment facilities, educational institutions, and almost all basic amenities and facilities makes the place the most desired residential hub in the town.