This centrally located residential town is home to about 107,100 HDB residents, and the HDB manages 37,358 flats in the area (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Toa Payoh?
Toa Payoh is located about 5 miles (8 km) from the city centre; 600 acres (243 hectares) of land earmarked for Toa Payoh Town was on the slightly elevated area.
Besides being HDB’s headquarters, HDB hub is also a convenient shopping and dining place for the town’s residents. The many neighbourhood shops and pedestrian mall in Toa Payoh town centre also make the site a bustling environment.
Toa Payoh Town Centre has become increasingly popular. It has a busy atmosphere because, as with many shopping malls of the time, all commercial activities are concentrated along a single mall with high point blocks on either side and major department stores at each end. The shopping mall is L-shaped, and there are two plazas, one with a branch library and cinema, the other with an area office and a post office. Each plaza has a department store at either end.
Sports and Recreation
The sporting facilities are based in the south central part of Toa Payoh, which is located near the town centre. It consists of 3500 seater Toa Payoh Stadium, where S.League club Balestier Khalsa FC plays its home games. Toa Payoh Sports Hall is located beside the stadium, as well as the Singapore Table Tennis Association Academy. Meanwhile, there is also Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, where national swimmers train at the complex.
Besides these facilities located in the centre of the town, there are also street football courts, gym facilities and basketball courts available at various neighbourhoods of Toa Payoh. Meanwhile, SAFRA clubhouse is located beside Toa Payoh Stadium.