Bukit Merah is home to an estimated 144,800 HDB residents, and there are currently 52,401 flats under HDB’s management (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Bukit Merah?
Leisure and Recreation
New developments in Bukit Merah include a retail mall (Alexandra Central Mall) and hotel (Park Hotel Alexandra), Outram Medical Campus, the 12-storey National Heart Centre completed, as well as parks located at Ganges Avenue, Kim Tian Road and Keppel Island.
Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park are also popular spots amongst nature lovers. The Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore at 36m above Henderson Road. Part of the Southern Ridges, it connects both Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.
Bukit Merah consists of several Primary and Secondary schools with Alexandra Primary School being the newest school.
There are currently 5 MRT stations that serve Bukit Merah across 3 lines, the East-West Line, Circle Line and North East Line. There are two bus interchanges and one bus terminal in the new town.
Any Future Plans for Bukit Merah?
In the near future, the Outram Park MRT station will serve as an interchange to connect the Thomson Line to the East-West and North-East lines. Havelock MRT Station of the Thomson-East Coast Line, that will be operational in 2021, is situated near to the Bukit Ho Swee estate, making Bukit Merah as the second with the most number of MRT lines passing through it, following the Central Area. The future stations, Keppel and Cantonment will be located within the new town as part of Stage 6 of the Circle Line that will be completed by 2025.
As part of the government’s move to promote a car-lite Singapore, more inter-town cycling routes will be built to allow cyclists to travel from the east of the island to the west by cycling from Geylang and Marine Parade to Queenstown and Bukit Merah.