Sin Ming Avenue consists of the oldest housing blocks in Bishan that were constructed as housing to accommodate the surrounding industrial estate. Nowadays, the town is mainly a residential area. It is known for the distinctive and colorful sloped roofs and link way structures of the town found on many of the housing blocks that evoke images of ‘pavilions on the green’. The name and the design inspiration of the town are derived from the earlier location of the ‘Pavilions on the Jade Hills’ or Peck San Theng cemetery. The developers first two, 30-storey HDB blocks were built in Bishan.
Sing Ming Avenue is one of the oldest residential streets in Bishan. It has several residential as well as executive units. The units also have 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms layouts and are perfect for buyers who want to rent it. The units have a spacious interior design and the outside view comprises of the scenic city view.. There is a total of 21 blocks, The postal address ranges from 570401 to 575736. There are 1723 units in total, with the first batch being developed in 1985 and the newest in 1990. As the street is making its close existence with many nearby schools, hospitals, daycare centers, and shopping malls, it is one of the highly sought-after streets in Bishan HDB.
Sing Ming Avenue is extremely accessible to the nearest commercial and residential areas in town due to the well-connected roadways. Flyovers and Broad roads aid in the road transportation. Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) buses and Singapore Bus Services (SBS) are used by maximum number of residents. For those who want to commute in the MRT’s there are several MRT stations available in the proximity as well. The nearest stations are Marymount MRT Station, Ang Mo Kio MRT station, Upper Thomson MRT station with Thomson- East Coast Line due 2020 and Bright Hill MRT Station on Thomson- East Coast Line Due 2020.
For any residential area having good educational facilities is a must. The educational institutions available in the area are one of the best in the town. The best thing about them is they are at a walking distance and can be reached within a few minutes. For kids who are just starting school to young adults pursuing higher studies there is something for everyone. Hence, living in such an area is a definitely very beneficial.
- Ai Tong Primary School
- Ang Mo Kio Primary School
- Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
- Catholic High School
- Bishan Park Secondary School
- Chij St. Nicholas Girl’s school
- Raffles Junior College
- ITE College East
There are several market places in the area that can cater to the daily needs of the residents. There are fresh produce, street food and all the basic commodities available in the market. Junction 8 is located strategically at Bishan’s town centre and is the main shopping centre in Bishan. Residents and students of institutions nearby often visit the mall as well as the nearby Bishan Public Library. The public library is a good place to indulge a few hours reading from a vast collection of books on almost every genre.
Shops/ Shopping Malls
But for people who want to have a premium shopping experience there are several shopping malls in the area like-
- KKH The Retail Mall
- NTUC Fairprice (Thomson Plaza)
- Hypermarket (Ang Mo Kio 233)
Bishan Harmony Skate Park located at the junction of Braddell Road and Bishan Road is a skate park for skating enthusiasts that opened in 2009 and is very popular hangout place for teenagers and adults alike.
Places of Worship
There are several places to worship and is also very close by the residential properties. Some of the places are even a decades old.
- Tien Khon Thun Temple
- Zion Bible-Presbyterian Church
- Masjid An-Nahdhah