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Bukit Timah Road is a major road in Singapore extending from the city centre to Woodlands Road on the way to Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The road has a length of 25km (15.5 miles), which makes it one of the longest roads in Singapore, and the road takes its name from the hill. En route, it passes through the areas of Little India, Newton Road, Farrer Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah.
"Bukit Timah" in Malay means "tin bearing hill". Bukit Timah Road is known as tek kha kang ki in Hokkien, which means "the side of the stream in tek kha" (Selegie Road). This only refers to the eastern end of the road. They also referred the road as bee chia lo bue, meaning the "end of the horse carriage road".
Single journeys on the Singapore MRT are available for around SGD 1-2, although the most economical option is to purchase an EZ-link card (SGD 12, with SGD 7 of balance and SGD 5 being a refundable deposit). The cost for your MRT trip will range from 60 cents to SGD 1.50, depending on how far you want to travel.
This nature reserve spans most of Bukit Timah, the hill that gives its name to the surrounding district. Regarded as one of the most valuable natural places in Asia, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the only remaining pockets of natural rainforest left in Singapore, and contains a highly diverse ecology, with over 500 species of fauna and 800 species of flowering plants. Trails for hiking, jogging or cycling spread throughout the reserve, and it is a popular spot for rock-climbing. Hike to the top of the hill and enjoy the view from the summit.
Singapore has a delightfully varied food scene, from local South-east Asian tastes to Chinese food inherited from early immigrants to European cuisines brought over by colonials and expats. ToTToffers cooking classes in various styles. Cheesecakes, Peranakan food, authentic Thai fare, and even the green Pandan cake that is unique to Singapore, learn all these and more at the cooking workshops offered at ToTT.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens are one of the most popular spots for visitors to the country, and it’s not hard to see why. This 74-hectare garden is one of the only three gardens in the world to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens are home to over 10,000 different species of plants, making it a must-visit place for plant and nature lovers. The various parts of the garden showcase different kinds of plants, and there is even a small rainforest in the garden grounds that pre-dates the gardens, a remnant of the tropical rainforest that used to cover the island. With free admission to the gardens, you can come back for an extra lazy afternoon.
Part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the National Orchid Garden is the crowning jewel of the beautiful park and the only part of the gardens where you have to pay an admission fee. The garden houses over 60,000 plants, which include over 1000 species and 2000 hybrid species. Both native and foreign species are housed in the garden, and the three-hectare garden, with carefully landscaped trails, is a great place for flower-lovers to walk and admire one of the largest display of orchids in the world.
Room escapes are gaining popularity across the world, and little wonder, these real-life puzzles are fun, intellectually challenging, and are great for team building. Players are physically locked in a room, and to escape they must solve puzzles based on clues in the room. The Escape Artist is a fun place to try this great activity at a relatively low cost. They have several rooms that are designed with themes such as finding a hidden treasure or escaping from an apocalyptic landscape.
Formerly one of a series of railway stations stretching from Tanjong Pagar, Singapore to Malaysia, the Bukit Timah Railway Station has been closed for some years. Now, it is a stop in the middle of the Green Corridor, a 26km walking route that makes use of the abandoned railway tracks. The trail is surrounded by greenery and connects several green spaces in Singapore, including the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. You can enter the Corridor at any time and leave at any time, and as the trail is on fairly flat ground, it makes for a relaxing hike through the natural foliage
In the prestigious residential district of Bukit Timah, which is home to expats and rich locals, you can be sure that you can find some great-quality golf courses. While many golf courses are for members only, Champions Golf is open to the public. This club has a 9-hole golf course that stretches over 2km, as well as a driving range for less experienced golfers to try their hand at the game. They are also the only place in Singapore to offer mini golf, which is ideal for a casual game with friends or fun with younger children. You can turn up, or book in advance to guarantee a time slot.
Pegasus Hotel is located in area/city Bukit Timah. There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Sixth Avenue MRT Station within 0.3 km, and The Grandstand within 0.47 km. Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure but staying at Pegasus Hotel will also give you a pleasant stay. Pegasus Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.
Staying at Hotel@Horsecity is a good choice when you are visiting Bukit Timah. This hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities. Hotel@Horsecity is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.
Staying at Riders Lodge is a good choice when you are visiting Bukit Timah. This hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities. Splendid service together with a wide range of facilities provided will make you complain about nothing during your stay at Riders Lodge.
Copthorne Orchid is a hotel in a good neighbourhood, which is located at Bukit Timah. Not only well positioned, but Copthorne Orchid is also one of hotels near the following Tan kah Kee MRT Station within 0.15 km and Concord International Hospital within 0.49 km.