Bukit Batok is home to an estimated 111,500 HDB residents, and within the town, the HDB manages 33,728 flats (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Bukit Batok?
Bukit Batok was described as a sleepy, rural outback with undeveloped areas occupied by farmlands, villages, granite quarries, forest reserves and factories.
As of 2017, Bukit Batok has a total of six primary schools and six secondary schools. Millennia Institute, formed from the merger of Jurong Institute and Outram Institute, moved to its new campus off Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 in January 2007. Bukit Batok is also home to the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC).
The Bukit Batok swimming complex is located off East Avenue 6. There are many parks in the neighbourhood, including the Bukit Batok Town Park and the Bukit Batok Nature Park.
The CDANS Bukit Batok Country Club, for reservist members of the Civil Defence forces and their families, was opened in 1998. It offers a golf driving range, swimming pool, bowling alley and sports facilities at relatively affordable prices.
The Civil Service Club Bukit Batok Clubhouse offers swimming, bowling and related recreational facilities to civil servants, their families and the public. It is located near Bukit Batok Town Centre and was opened on 1 March 2006.
There are two MRT Stations in the Bukit Batok area: Bukit Batok MRT Station and Bukit Gombak MRT Station. The Bukit Batok Bus Interchange near to Bukit Batok MRT Station and West Mall is of moderate size and nearly completely used by Tower Transit Singapore.