Kaki Bukit, Singapore

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Kaki Bukit is an industrial area located in Bedok in the East Region of Singapore. It is home to many high tech industries companies and warehouses. Located there is the prison complex Kaki Bukit Centre. On the south of Kaki Bukit is Jalan Tenaga and Jalan Damai neighbourhoods of Bedok Reservoir Road.

History[edit]

The history of Kaki Bukit can be traced since the 1960s as an extension of the Jalan Eunos Malay Settlement.[1] The name, Kaki Bukit translates to "Foothill" from Malay as the area was an upland area. Back then, it was filled with kampung houses and roads baring Malay names.[2] Most of its residents were resettled from Kampong Glam and Bugis regions.

By the 1980s, the Jalan Eunos Malay Settlement had been degazetted. The kampung houses were brought down, its residents compensated with newly built HDB flats in present-day Bedok Reservoir. The hilly incline of Kaki Bukit was also flattened for land reclamation of the East Coast area.

Transport[edit]

SBS Transit services, 5, 15, 58, 59 and 87 plies along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1, the only main road in Kaki Bukit. The future MRT station, Kaki Bukit serves this vicinity. Due to the construction of Kaki Bukit MRT Station, Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 have to be closed during the construction. Jalan Tenaga and Jalan Damai were widened in the absence of Kaki Bukit Avenue 1.

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