Explore the fascinating town of Bukit Batok
Bukit Batok is a neighborhood of Singapore and includes Bukit Batok New Town. The new town was built during the early 1980s and encompasses about 800ha. Also in the area is Singapore's Bukit Batok Nature Park, a popular tourist attraction.
Bukit Batok New Town is a pretty area with tree-lined streets contributing to Singapore's status as the "Garden City". It is also a well developed town with a good infrastructure. The Bukit Batok Mass Rapid Transit station provides transportation to all. Shopping is great fun at the 5-story West Mall complex. The town is also renowned for the Bukit Batok Driving Center, one of the largest in Asia.
There are an abundance of outdoor activities in Bukit Batok. The Bukit Batok Golf Center features a picturesque driving range. Hit a few golf balls whilst surrounded by beautiful scenery, flowing streams and a view of a sparkling waterfall. Gentle bumps in the course give it a fairway feel whilst the course is magnificently bordered with coconut trees. Comfort and safety are a priority at the driving range which features large bays covered with anti-slip flooring. All golf fans visiting Bukit Batok should not miss out on this golfing experience. Enhance the golf outing by visiting Dempsey's Hut, a golfer's café beautifully set amidst verdant forest. Delicious meals are served here along with excellent beer. What could be better than relaxing in this stunning scene after a morning of golfing.
Bukit Batok Nature Park is the areas chief attraction not only because it gives visitors an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Singapore, but also for the famous Bukit Batok memorial site. Bukit Batok Nature Park was established in 1988 on an old quarry. The park takes in some 36ha most of which is new secondary forest, springing up in previously settled sections. Lovely forest paths make their way across undulating landscape up to numerous look-out points with gorgeous views. Other sections of the park feature ornamental trees, flowers, shrubs and grasses. Pond Plaza is a piece of ground jutting into the quarry lake, a magical spot to relax in. The quiet atmosphere of the park is perfect for slow ambles. Many joggers enjoy traversing the impressive landscape of the park. Wildlife is also abundant in the park, so visitors should see if they can spot any fascinating creatures. Facilities in the park include trails, vantage points, the pond, restrooms, shelters and fitness stations.
As mentioned already, a renowned feature of the park is the Bukit Batok memorial site which commemorates the lives of soldiers lost during World War Two. Originally there were two memorials, one dedicated to the Japanese and one to the to the Allied forces. All that is left are two pillars as well as 120 steps leading up to the MediaCorp transmission tower. At this site tourists can read an information board on the memorial, placed there by the National Heritage Board.
Bukit Batok New Town and its surrounds is a great spot for nature-lovers. With so many fun-filled activities and things to see, why not include Bukit Batok on your itinerary.