Bishan: A Little Bit of Home


Bishan is an estate located in the central area of Singapore that has a lot of down-to-earth charm and friendly residents. Measuring approximately 3 kilometers in length and breath, Bishan is a neighborhood in Singapore that is situated in the Central Region. It is primarily a residential area and is one of the newer estates in Singapore compared to Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio.

Bishan got its name from the large Cantonese burial ground, otherwise known as ‘Peck San Theng’, which means ‘pavilions on the green’. The flats in Bishan are generally more expensive compared to other estates due to being located in the Central Region.

Conveniently served by both the North (red) line and the Circle (yellow) line, as well as a range of buses, Bishan is highly accessible. As it is one of the newer estates in Singapore and also due to the fact that it is in close proximity to well-known schools, such as Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, the age of residents are fairly young, with many newly-married couples eager to settle down in Bishan with the hope of sending their children to a good and prominent school.

From time to time there are activities such as carnivals or fun fairs held by local community groups to encourage families to take their children out and enjoy family time together especially on weekends. There are also trips organized by schools to attend such events.

If you haven’t been to bishan, you should make a trip, because it will surely make you feel right at home.

written by scrabbyknees on 2012-09-04 #places #children #singapore #location #housing #urban-adventures #estate #bishan

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