Zion Road is one of the streets on the HDB estate, Bukit Merah. As of March 2018, about 145,700 persons call Bukit Merah home living in the about 54,423 HDB flats. Bukit Merah got its name which in Malay means red hill from the colour of the soil that was excavated in the area when construction work began. Over time, Bukit Merah has developed becoming a residential as well as commercial area.
There are 7 HDB blocks on Zion Road, and these blocks hold about flats with 5 bedrooms which are known to offer ample comfort to residents and are quite sought-after although costly. The postal code of the block’s ranges from 160086 to 247792 which includes 96 of HDB units. The flats were built from 1973 to 1982.
Residents of the HDB flats can go about their daily by bus as there are a number of bus stations located on this HDB street. Zion Road has bus stations such as The Trillium where residents can easily catch a bus.. Accessibility by bus is thus easy for residents of Zion Road
There are also several MRT stations around Zion Road for residents that foot to travel by train, and these stations are within short distances of the street and provide means of easy commuting. Tiong Bahru MRT Station is just about 11 minutes away from Zion Road. Other nearby MRT stations include Somerset MRT Station and Chinatown MRT Station. Residents that drive can also connect the street from major roads which include the CTE road.
The housing units in the different blocks in Zion Road are specially adapted towards family living with the necessary facilities to boost. Schools located along Zion Street include primary and secondary schools. The primary schools in the area include
- River Valley Primary School
- Zhangde Primary School
- Alexandra Primary School
These schools are with a 15-minute distance of the street with River Valley Primary School about 560 metres away, Alexandra Primary School about 850 metres away and Zhangde Primary School about 1.15 km away.
The secondary schools in the area include
- Gan Eng Seng Secondary School
- Outram Secondary School
- Crescent Girls’ Secondary School
These schools are with 20 minutes of Zion Road with Gan Eng Seng Secondary School about 950 metres away, Outram Secondary School about 1.04 km away and Crescent Girls’ Secondary School about 1.5 km away.
There are also childcare facilities located close to Zion Street. The nearby childcare facilities are so located close enough to cater to the needs of residents of the area. These facilities include
- Wesley Child Development Centre
- Angelcare Centre
- My First Skool on Havelock Road
- YWCA Child Development Centre
- Kinderland Child Care Centre
Lifestyle facilities such as restaurants, shopping malls, groceries stores and entertainment centres are also located in the vicinity of Zion Road.
For shopping malls, there are options such as
- Great World City110m
- Valley Point Shopping Centre
- Paragon Mall
- Concord Shopping Centre
Great World City, a well-established shopping centre is about 110m away from Zion Road
Recreational parks located close to Zion City include
- Tiong Bahru Community Garden
- Ganges Avenue Open Space
- Tiong Bahru Bird Corner
- Pearl’s Hill City Park
- Tiong Bahru Park
There are also a number of dine-out centres located around Zion Road, and these dine-out centres include
- Zion Riverside Food Centre
- Peperoni Pizzeria on Zion Road
- Spize River Valley, an Asian Fusion Restaurant
- Lao Si Chuan Restaurant, a Chinese Restaurant
The range of restaurants gives residents of Zion Road a variety of option with some family-friendly restaurants.