Lorong 5 Toa Payoh is developed on a swampy area that was formerly occupied by squatters; Toa Payoh HDB estate is a well-established residential estate that has attracted home seekers and investors over time. Over the years, the value of flats on this estate has increased a reflection of its residential appeal. Toa Payoh estate currently has about 150,000 residents with a variety of home options. There are about 40,000 flats in Toa Payoh estate, and these flats are distributed in the streets that make the estate. Toa Payoh North has a residential appeal that is enhanced by the availability of facilities to support the lifestyle of its residents as well as the ambient weather conditions of the area.
The Toa Payoh area is one of the oldest residential areas developed by the HDB. The development of Toa Payoh estate started in the 1960s and continued for decades with the different streets and blocks of flats developed at different times. Lorong 5 Toa Payoh is a street on this estate where residents live in the midst of ample facilities. The development of this estate started in 1967 and ending in 1997. The development of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh thus took about 3 decades. The types of flats available on Toa Payoh North include one-room, two-room, three-room, four-room and five-room.
There are 29 blocks of flats on Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. Residents of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh live in the 3,676 flats available on the street. The postcode range is from 310029 to 311052. The oldest block was developed in 1967 and the newest in 1997. The flats available on Lorong 5 Toa Payoh are of different sizes. The types of flats available on Lorong 5 Toa Payoh include one-room flats, two-room flats, three-room flats, four-room flats and five-room flats.
Facilities within easy reach of residents of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh include transportation facilities, educational facilities, childcare facilities and recreational facilities. The establishment of Toa Payoh estate as a notable residential area attracted a lot of public facilities and private service providers to the area. In the midst of the flats in Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, there are thus different facilities.
Transportation facilities are within easy reach of residents of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. The transportation facilities located in the vicinity of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh include bus stations and train stations. There are also notable roads that lead to several destinations in the vicinity of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh.
The bus stations located close to Lorong 5 Toa Payoh include the bus stop at block 34 where residents of the area can board buses such as bus 235. There is also a bus stop at United Medicare Centre which is close to Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. From this bus station, one can board buses such as bus 57. Residents of the area can board buses 57 and 232 at the bus stop at Pei Chun Public School who is close to the area.
Train stations are also located in the vicinity of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. The MRT stations located close to Lorong 5 Toa Payoh which can easily serve the needs of residents include Toa Payoh MRT Station, Braddell MRT Station and Caldecott MRT Station.
There are also childcare facilities in the vcicinty of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh to cater to the needs of its residents.
Nearby Childcare Facilities
- Toa Payoh East Education Centre (located at 6 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh)
- Mulberry Learning (located at 743 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh)
- PCF Toa Payoh East (located at Blk 45 #01-149 Toa Payoh Lorong 5)
Primary and secondary schools are also located in the vicinity of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, and they include the following.
Nearby Primary Schools
- Pei Chun Public (located about 220 metres away)
- First Toa Payoh Primary School (loacted about 480 metres away)
- Kheng Cheng School (located about 780 metres away)
Nearby Secondary Schools
- Beatty Secondary School (located about 660 metres away)
- Guangyang Secondary School (located about 1.02 km away)
- Chij Secondary School (Toa Payoh) (located about 1.27 km away)
Lifestyle facilities and healthcare facilities are also readily available to residents of Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. The nearby shopping malls include the following.
Nearby Shopping Malls
- Hdb Hub (located about 770 metres away)
- Shaw Plaza – Twin Heights (located about 1.27 km away)
- Zhongshan Mall (located about 1.33 km away)