Out here in the heartlands and not too far away from nature too. But did you know that this area, along with the now pricey Bukit Timah – used to be targeted for industrialization from way back to the early days of our republic? Some might know the old Ford factory is along upper Bukit Timah… (another MRT station post some day).
Wow. If that had come through, then Bukit Timah would not have been a coveted address! But then we digress, as we are focused on Bukit Batok.
But then “Batok” here is not an abberation of buttock, so don’t get any ideas! But we aren’t sure if it really means coughing hill either… anyone’s got another version of how the name came about?