TELOK BLANGAH


About
Telok Blangah is situated in the southern part of Singapore and
part of the Bukit 
Merah Planning Area, it is an urban planning
zone under the Urban Redevelopment 
Authority (URA), also
referred as District 4. The area is well known for the nature spots
at Mount Faber and Labrador Park, covered generously with lush
greeneries.


History

Telok Blangah is translated to mean cooking pot bay' in Malay,
and is so called due 
to the cooking pot shape of the bay.
b langa is a cooking pot made of clay used 
by the southern Indians.

Mount Faber was previously known as Telok Blangah Hill and
was only renamed in 1845. 
Historically, this area dates back to
the 13 th century, when Singapore was still known as the city of
Temasek. According to a Malay legend, the Prince of Palembang,
Sri Tri
Buana's boat ran into a storm and he threw everything
overboard, including his crown before landing just off Telok
Blangah beach.
Telok Blangah Road was officially named in 1907.


Places of Interest

Mount Faber is a hill of about 106 metres in height and overlooks
the Telok Blangah 
area and the western parts of the Central Area.
It is a frequent tourist destination, 
as it provides a panoramic view
of the increasingly dense Central Business District 
(CBD) region.
Its slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car
system
that connects to HarbourFront and Sentosa. After the Indian
Mutiny in 1857, the Straits
government decided to convert Mount
Faber into a fort for fear of revolt among the 
local Indians. Defence
work was carried out and granite emplacements for guns 
were
completed halfway up the hill, but Mount Faber never became a fort.
An 
observatory was built there in 1905.
The Labrador Park ,
or formally known as the Labrador Nature Reserve, 
is
the only 
rocky sea-cliff on the mainland that is open to the public.
Since 2002, 10 hectares of 
coastal secondary vegetation and its rocky
shore have been gazetted as a Nature 
Reserve in 2001.
Labrador Park also contains many historical relics from
World War II.

Residential
Telok Blangah Public Housing Estate has mainly divided into 5
different sectors. Namely Telok Blangah Heights, Telok Blangah
Drive, Telok Blangah Crescent, Telok Blangah Way and
Telok Blangah Rise. Statistics shown that Telok Blangah residents
have placed their priority to relocating within the same estate as
they not feel used to the place and the infrastructure, they have
grown emotionally attached to the place with a strong sense of
belonging.
Not limiting to the several matured private condominiums, such
as Harbour View Towers for instance, there are also a few new 
private projects development coming up such as Skyline Residences
and Foresta. Hence injecting new and positive values to the
entire estate.


Transportation
The nearest Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station is Telok Blangah
Circle line 
station (CC28) on the Circle Line. The Harbourfront Bus
Interchange also serves 
the residents of Telok Blangah with their
10 bus services available which feeds the demand of the residents.


Do You Know???

Telok Blangah estate is one of the very rare housing estate that does
not have any fast food restaurant.

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Jacqueline Lee 李瑞玲
Associate Group Director
PROPNEX REALTY PTE LTD
jacqling@gmail.com
CEA Licence No.:
L3008022J / R022230I
+(65) 9328 3000