Telok Blangah Hill Park

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Part of the Elevated Walkway of the Forest Walk in Telok Blangah Hill Park

Telok Blangah Hill Park is a park situated at Telok Blangah Green, off Henderson Road.

History[edit]

Since the early nineteenth century, the park has long been a place of gathering for trading communities which flourished. The prosperity of the traders is represented by Alkaff Mansion, an elegant colonial bungalow built by an Arab trader and is previously a place for grand parties of the social elite.[1]

Visitor information[edit]

A night view of the Terrace Garden in Telok Blangah Hill Park

The 34-hectare (84-acre) park is a popular place for wedding couples. A series of semi-circular terraces located at the top of the park is the Terrace Garden. The Garden features a 360-degree view of Singapore. Bougainvilleas grow on each terrace.[1]

Healthy exercises including t'ai chi ch'uan and jogging, either in the morning or night, are popular in the park. Being furnished with picnic tables, the park is an ideal place for picnics. Tall trees such as Eugenia, Alstonia and rain trees (Albizia saman) in the surroundings make picnics and other activities more enjoyable.

Getting there[edit]

Take bus services 131, 145, 176 and 273 to Henderson Road and walk via Telok Blangah Green. Alternatively, take bus Services 57, 175 and 195 (or 408 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays except Chinese New Year) to Depot Road and walk via the footpath behind HDB Blk 104A. You can drive as well, as car parks are available at the park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Telok Blangah Hill Park". National Parks Board. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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Coordinates: 1°16′44.01″N 103°48′37.83″E / 1.2788917°N 103.8105083°E / 1.2788917; 103.8105083