Little Guilin
Bukit Batok Town Park, Along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5
Opposite Singapore 650524
  N.A.

  www.nparks.gov.sg
  Daily
  Free

Bukit Batok Town Park, also known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin (小桂林) among the locals, this park looks similar to that of Guilin in China - a granite rock sitting within a lake.

Two dome shaped shelters give you a fantastic view of the tranquil lake. The towering rock cliffs make a majestic backdrop to the large lake. The park is beautifully landscaped so that you can walk along the banks of the lake. This park is popular with shutter bugs and wedding couples. (Source: NPARKS)

Tours: N.A.

History: Bukit Batok Town Park was constructed from a disused granite quarry, commonly known as Little Guilin. The quarry cliff set in a lake reminds one of Guilin in China.

Comprises of 42 ha of land, the Housing and Development Board had originally intended to fill the quarry up and build a road on it in 1984. It was converted to a pond instead when it was realized that the existing quarry had rugged granite outcrops and a contrasting backdrop of green hills that gave it a pleasant look.

The name "Bukit Batok" has been suggested to be derived from the noise made by the blasting in the granite quarry that now form this natural surroundings. There was a Bukit Gombak Trail in 1999. In 2007, following landslides, the National Parks Board permanently closed the trail.

Address: Along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, Opposite Singapore 650524.

MRT Station: Bukit Gombak (NS3).

Bus Stop Number 43561 and 43569: Service 945.

Information is correct as at 26 October 2014. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.