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Thread: 6 misconceptions most Singaporeans have about living in Bukit Panjang (District 23)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagship74 View Post
    It's a place where bird doesn't like to lay eggs? No?
    Sorry, what does that mean?

    Actually not that bad staying there leh. I have friends staying there. Lots of food and individual shops at Bangkit Road though MRT is not near Bangkit Road but there are buses that travel via BKE - PIE, quite fast to the town area (about 20 mins).

    Even agent also has the misconception about that area. Once I talked to an agent about Bukit Panjang, she said wow, why so far away and I told her that I don't understand why people think that this place is far away, it is next to Bukit Timah and Choa Chu Kang, if Bukit Panjang is far away, that means Bukit Timah and Choa Chu Kang is even further. Bukit Panjang is just only a small town, maybe not fully developed yet so not much people know about it, whereas Bukit Timah and CCK are matured estates and big town, so almost everybody knows about it.

    Frankly speaking, before my friends shifted to Bukit Panjang, I also didn't know that there is such a place till I visited them, not so bad after all, there are lots of shops and market at Bangkit Road which is the central of Bukit Panjang, I suppose. I guess there is not much media news about this area whereas BT and CCK seems to be more popular with the media news. I have another friend who stay at Pasir Ris (maybe also depend on which part of Pasir Ris), around her area, no food stall, no market, buses also very limited, need to walk a distance. She said during CNY, Bangkit Road has lot of things to sell, she likes to go there to buy things. Since her brother also stayed somewhere near Bangkit Road, certain year when she was not free, she would ask her brother to help her to buy. But I think there is some renovation going on at the passage of the Bangkit shop houses till after CNY, so maybe this coming CNY, might not have so much things to see as before.


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    i stayed in bukit panjang for many years already..its a very nice place...most people who think is ulu never being there...bus network in bukit panjang is super developed...can get to many places using bus ...in fact the downtown line mrt was a non event really because most ppl in bukit panjang prefer to use the bus...bke pie/kje brings you everywhere...and its a very small town very well organized and maintained compared to many other places...lots of greens...i always find it laughable that people think CCK or bukit batok is better place than bukit panjang...haha


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    most of the tenants choose bukit panjang coz of the nature feel where bukit timah nature reserve is nearby, as for bangkit, best not to stay near there as quite a crowded place, especially in the morning, many temporary pop-up stores


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCK View Post
    most of the tenants choose bukit panjang coz of the nature feel where bukit timah nature reserve is nearby, as for bangkit, best not to stay near there as quite a crowded place, especially in the morning, many temporary pop-up stores
    Ok lah, to be frank, I stayed in Bangkit too (about 16 years already), But I do have 4 familes of my ex-neighbours (when I was a teenage) shifted to Bukit Panjang (I think longer than me). Though it is crowded in the morning (I think till about 11am) because of the pop-up stores but is convenient, you have the chance of browsing through something that you want when the normal stores don't have. Just like Rochor Centre, there are always pop-up stores next to OG, isn't it convenient for the shoppers also and the place is so popular.

    There are few ways to go about in Bangkit, you need not necessary pass through the crowded area. As for my house, it is actually very quiet, can't hear the noisy market sound at all and yet convenient for me, whenever I need something, either food, groceries or bank, is within my reach.

    And I also never realise till last year, from my unit, I can actually see the sun rise and sun set at certain times but now there is a mechanical carpark, it blocks some of the sunset view, sign.....
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    Now I can't wait to shift back to my Bangkit EC (rented out, tenancy ends Nov 2018). It is so convenient there, with lots of food, shops and markets, transport (buses) also not so bad though MRT is not convenient at my place. I'm now temporary staying at Punggol HDB, only 1 year already cannot take it. It is too near to highway. Opposite neighbour very noisy, they don't talk normally but shout, even though my door is closed, I can still hear what they said. Not much things to shop near here too except 1 Prime supermarket and 1 coffeeshop. Very damp here too, things get mold easily, all my cupboards got mold and also toilet don't know why, have lots of flying insects, flying to my bedrooms and hall too. Everyday see lots of dead flies on the floor when I come back from work but some still flying in the toilet, the flies landed on my towel, shirts and toilet papers also, sometimes even my plates, all over the place.


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