Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
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Admission
   
Free.
   
Open
   
Daily.
   
Transportation
   
Take buses 269, 138 from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange or you can also walk from the Bus Interchange.

Carparks are available at Ang Mo Kio Central 2 and along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4.

   
Information
   
Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
Opposite Ang Mo Kio Town Library, along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
Website: www.nparks.gov.sg

The bigger of the two town parks, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is approximately 21 ha. Built on a hillock, a 120-step staircase will take you to a pergola and plaza from where you can view the lush greenery.

At the entrance of the park is also a landscaped pond, another cosy place for you to sit back and relax. On the other side of the park is the secondary forest, with forest plants such as Dillenia and Vitex growing plentiful.

Footpaths meandering through the forest and flowing with the terrain will be a challenge for recreational runners. There are fitness corner, an amphitheatre and foot reflexology.

Lighting hours is from 7.00 pm to 12.00 am and from 5.00 am to 7.00 am.

(Source: NPARKS)

The name "Ang Mo Kio" which means the "red hair bridge" in the Hokkien dialect, was derived from a bridge in Thomson Road built by J.T. Thomson who was the government surveyor during the period 1841-1854.

He was credited for having prepared a fully annotated SINGAPORE map in 1843. It was probably due to his preference for the name "ANG MO KIO" on learning what the Chinese settlers called the bridge that he named the district after it.

Ang Mo Kio Town is the seventh town developed by HDB. The area boasts some interesting firsts. It is the first to use new flats as distinct from improved flats. First to provide 5 room flats in slab block form (as distinct from point-block) and first HDB town to be designed in metric dimensions.

The Ang Mo Kio Town Centre is built over an elongated valley formerly occupied by squatters. This 29 ha town centre also won the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Outstanding Buildings Award in 1983.

(Source: URA)

There is no Tour here. If you have the time you may also want to visit the nearby Bishan Park.

 

Dec 2009.