Bukit Merah is an estate that was built to provide serene and affordable homes for individuals and families. This estate was developed by the Housing and Development Board to cater to the increasing housing need. Since its initial development, Bukit Merah has experienced a lot of growth and is now the home of about 150,000 persons. These residents live in the about 55,000 flats of varying sizes. These flats include those with four and five bedrooms. The name, Bukit Merah, is Malay for red hill. The estate got this name because red soil was excavated in the area as at the beginning of construction activities.
Telok Blangah Drive is a street located on Bukit Merah estate. This street is one of the over 50 streets with blocks of varying sizes. One can find units with 2 bed rooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms on this HDB street. These units are located on the blocks that are within the street with the different blocks holding a specific number of units which differs across the units. There are about 26 blocks in Telok Blangah Drive and around 2714 units. The units are of different models, with the earliest build in 1976 and new ones in 1978. Some apartments also have other special features such as the view of the sea. The postal code range of units within this street is 100044 to 109260.
Residents of the area are sure of ample facilities which include transportation facilities that cover the needs of those that utilize public means of transportation as well as those that utilize private means of transportation. The available public means of transportation include MRT stations and bus stations.
The bus stations located close to Telok Blangah Drive include block 54, opposite block 55 and block 50. The buses one can board at the bus station at block 54 include 408, 273, 120, 131, 176 and 145. The buses one can board at the bus station opposite block 55 include 145, 176, 120, 131 and 408. The buses one can board at the block 50 bus station include 273 and 124. There are also bus stations at Telok Blangah MRT as well as opposite Telok Blangah MRT. The buses one can board from these bus stations include 120 and 124.
One can also easily travel by MRT from Telok Blangah Drive as there as numerous MRT station close to the area. The MRT stations include Telok Blangah MRT Station (CC28), Labrador Park MRT Station(CC27), HarbourFront MRT Station (CC29), and Pasir Panjang MRT Station (CC26). Telok Blangah MRT Station is located about 450 metres away, while Labrador Park and HarbourFront MRT stations are located 1.05 km and 1.46 km away respectively. The roads that lead to Telok Blangah Drive include the West Coast Highway and AYE (Toll Road).
Apart from transportation facilities, there are also ample educational facilities in the Telok Blangah Drive area. These facilities also include childcare centres.
Nearby Childcare Centres
- Sparkletots Child Care Centre
- Star Learners Stellar
- Telok Blangah Methodist Children Centre
- PCF Telok Blangah
- Sasco Childcare centre
Sparkletots Child Care Centre is located on Telok Blangah Drive, while Star Learners Stellar and Telok Blangah Methodist Children Centre are located on Telok Blangah Street and Wishart Road respectively.
Nearby Primary Schools
- Blangah Rise Primary School
- Randis Mas Primary School
- Gang Eng Seng Primary School
- Bukit Merah Primary School.
- CHIJ Primary School
Blangah Rise Primary School is located about 460 metres awa, while Radin Mas Primary School and Gan Eng Seng Primary School are located 1.34 km and 1.35 km away respectively.
Nearby Secondary Schools
- CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
- Bukit Merah Secondary School
- Henderson Secondary School
- Outram Secondary School
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent is located about 1.16 km away, while Bukit Merah Secondary School and Henderson Secondary school are 1.32 km and 1.49 km away respectively.
Persons living on Telok Blangah Drive also have easy access to shopping malls, dining places and recreational parks as they are numerous in the area.
Nearby Shopping Malls
- Depot Heights Shopping Centre
- Alexandra Retail Centre
- HabourFront Centre
- The Oasis Shopping Mall
- VivoCity Shopping Mall
Depot Height Shopping Centre is located about 810 meters away, while Alexandra Retail Centre and Harbour Front Centre are located 1.2 km and 1.32 km away respectively.