The bigger of the two town parks, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is approximately 21 ha. Built on a hillock, a 120-step staircase will take you to a pergola and plaza from where you can view the lush greenery.
At the entrance of the park is also a landscaped pond, another cosy place for you to sit back and relax. On the other side of the park is the secondary forest, with forest plants such as Dillenia and Vitex growing plentiful.
Footpaths meandering through the forest and flowing with the terrain will be a challenge for recreational runners. There are fitness corner, an amphitheatre and foot reflexology.
Lighting hours is from 7.00 pm to 12.00 am and from 5.00 am to 7.00 am.
History: The name "Ang Mo Kio" which means the "red hair bridge" in the Hokkien dialect, was derived from a bridge in Thomson Road built by J.T. Thomson who was the government surveyor during the period 1841-1854.
He was credited for having prepared a fully annotated SINGAPORE map in 1843. It was probably due to his preference for the name "ANG MO KIO" on learning what the Chinese settlers called the bridge that he named the district after it.
Ang Mo Kio Town is the seventh town developed by HDB. The area boasts some interesting firsts. It is the first to use new flats as distinct from improved flats. First to provide 5 room flats in slab block form (as distinct from point-block) and first HDB town to be designed in metric dimensions.
The Ang Mo Kio Town Centre is built over an elongated valley formerly occupied by squatters. This 29 ha town centre also won the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Outstanding Buildings Award in 1983.
Address: Opp Ang Mo Kio Town Library, Along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. This postal code, 560134, will bring you to a Multi Storey Car Park beside Blk 134.
MRT Station: Ang Mo Kio (NS16).
Bus Stop Number 54041: Services 13, 86, 138, 162, 162M, 851, 852, 853, 853C and NR1.
Bus Stop Number 54049: Services 13, 86, 138, 162, 162M, 851, 852, 853, 853C.
Information is correct as at 02 November 2014. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.