Lorong 8 Toa Payoh

Lorong 8 Toa Payoh  is within Toa Payoh, meaning ‘Big Swamp’ in Hokkien dialect, the town was named as ‘Toa Payoh’ initially due to the abundant presence of large swamps in the area. People used to produce crops in their farms or rear pigs as a profession. Moreover, the town holds a very interesting history. The visits by many eminent personalities like Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1972 and 2006, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2007, also adds to its glamor. The renovation plan of the town as a residential estate from a swamp land was carried out in the year 1968 after Queenstown. Since then, the town has been the number one option among property investors and families to stay in. Spread across a large area of 8 sq. km. with an estimated population of 150,000 residents, the place provides a myriad of facilities and amenities.

 

Among the various streets which together make Toa Payoh, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh is one of the favorites of residents. Consisting of 30 blocks and ~3214 HDB units, the place has a lot to offer. The oldest HDB estate in Lorong 8 Toa Payoh was built in the year 1975 while the most recent one was laid down in 1998. The postal code range is from 310011 to 319263. Belonging to different time periods, the flat ensures a wide variety of style, ranging from traditional to newer sleek ones. Lorong 8 Toa Payoh generally offers flat varieties, such as 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms and 5 bedrooms flats. These flats are provided with greener surroundings, breathtaking views, safe playgrounds and better communities for residential purposes. According to the urban planning policy of the Singapore authority, continuous renovation and almost all kinds of facilities like hospitals, educational institutions, retail centers, shopping malls, and many more , are being provided to drastically reduce the flow of population towards the main city.

 

When it comes to transportation facilities, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh excels in the field. Both roadways and railways work continuously to commute people to work from home and vice-versa. Surrounded by towns 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 either take bus or rail services. The nearest MRT station are the Braddell MRT station, Toa Payoh MRT station and Bishan MRT station where a person can find connecting trains every 2-8 minutes, or else take the intra-town transits,as per one’s choice and availability. Similarly, the main bus services 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

People staying in Lorong 8 Toa Payoh can admit their students to many reputed educational institutions, as the place offers a lot many options to choose from.

 

Day Care Centers

  • Mulberry Learning @ Toa Payoh
  • Child Care Link
  • PAP Community Foundation Education Center
  • MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Center
  • Safari House Preschool Toa Payoh

 

Primary Schools

  • CHIJ Primary Toa Payoh
  • Cedar Primary School
  • First Toa Payoh Primary School
  • Andrew’s Junior School
  • Kheng Cheng School

 

The place also serves home to many secondary schools like Beatty Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, CHIJ Secondary School, Saint Andrew’s Secondary School. Furthermore, college students can also check out the Saint Andrew’s Junior college which is in a close proximity to the area.

 

Apart from this, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh also offers the best in class entertainment opportunities to its inhabitants. Many shopping malls, movie theatres, dine-out places, recreational parks, places of worship, can be easily found in the area.

 

Dine-out Places

  • Sher- Casual Dining & Bar
  • Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
  • Jack’s Place Restaurant
  • Uncle Leong Seafood
  • Iggy’s

 

Recreational Parks

  • Aljunied Park
  • Toa Payoh Town Park
  • Bishan Harmony Park
  • Bunga Rampai Park
  • Bidadari Garden

 

Shopping Malls

  • Macpherson Mall
  • Toa Payoh Mall
  • Zhongshan Mall
  • Sing Post Center
  • Balestier Shopping Center

 

Lorong 8 Toa Payoh also serves as a connection to other surrounding streets like Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, and Lorong 6 Toa Payoh. Additionally, the place’s weather, location, transportation system and peaceful and serene environment adds to its glamor.

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