Bukit Batok is home to an estimated 114,000 HDB residents, and within the town, we manage 40,612 flats (as of 31 March 2018).
The name Bukit Batok was supposedly derived from the Malay words, Bukit (hill), which corresponds to the hilly nature of the region, and Batok, which some thought was an adaptation of ‘batu’ – Malay for granite.
The major development of Bukit Batok into a satellite HDB town started in 1980s.
It has since developed into a self-sufficient town with shopping centres, nature park, stadium, clubhouses, and an industrial park, making it a cohesive living environment for work and play.
One special feature of Bukit Batok is the many parks in the neighbourhood, including Bukit Batok Town Park (often considered part of Bukit Gombak) and the Bukit Batok Nature Park. A trail from the park also leads to Bukit Batok Hill, a historical site where 2 memorials from World War II once stood.
Another well-known attraction commonly associated with the town is Little Guilin; a now defunct granite quarry that is beautifully landscaped with footpaths.