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Bukit Timah is a hill in Singapore which stands at an altitude of 163.63 metres (537 ft.) and is the highest point in the city-state of Singapore. Bukit Timah is located near the centre of the Singapore main island.

The surrounding area is an urban planning area known as Bukit Timah Planning Area under the Urban Redevelopment Authority and is part of the Central Region, and lies 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the city's central business district, the Central Area. This area is often referred to as Bukit Timah, and is also known as District 11.

The area has a substantial number of bungalows (single family houses and duplexes) as well as condominiums.

Bukit Timah overview

Bukit Timah is the name of a hill as well as urban planning area in Central Singapore. The name Bukit Timah means "tin hill" in Malay. The name has been in use since the 19th century. It first ...

Bukit Timah Highlights

The Bukit Timah area is a particularly prominent location with a high land value. The area of Bukit Timah has an extensive flora and forest compared to the parts of Singapore, and contains Bukit Timah Nature ...

history of Bukit Timah Hill

In December 1843, a carriage way road was completed leading up to the hill. A small hut with chairs was constructed for visitors. The hill was viewed then as an "excellent sanatorium", as the air was ...

Etymology

Bukit Timah, which literally means "tin hill" in Malay, was already identified on the 1828 map by Frankin and Jackson as Bukit Timah. The hill was depicted on the map towards the northwest as two ...