Bukit Panjang: Introduction

11 March 2008

Abstract
Bukit Panjang District is located in the West Region; and the district comprises Bukit Panjang New Town, Cashew Estate, Dairy Farm Estate and Upper Peirce Reservoir.

Bukit Panjang is developed in 1984 as the 15th New Town of Singapore. It is one of the three miniature towns conceived in the early 1980s. The 'Stepped Housing' architecture format is first introduced at Bukit Panjang New Town.

Toponymics
Bukit Panjang means "long spread of hills" in Malay. The name is derived from the range of low hills stretching from Bukit Timah to Mandai.

Statistics
English Name: Bukit Panjang
Chinese Name: 武吉班让
Year of urban development: 1984
Total Area: 1,321 hectares
Neighbourhoods: 9
Population: 125,700
Region: West Region
Heritage Road Corridor: Bukit Timah
Postal District:
2367 (Bukit Panjang District)

Transport
MRT:
DT1 Bukit Panjang (under construction)
DT2 Cashew (under construction)

Expressway:
Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
Kranji Expressway (KJE)

Bus Interchange:
Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange

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