Why Bukit Batok could be your next place to reside

image.Are you planning to upgrade your current home and wanting buy a new property but you have not decided on which neighborhood to choose. If your answer to that is a yes, you might want to consider getting a condominium in Bukit Batok. This article will guide you through the reasons on why Bukit Batok could be your next place to reside.


Bukit Batok, also known also the Little Guilin has its named derived from the word “Batok”, which means skull top in Malay. This is portrayed by the hills in Bukit Batok Area. Bukit Batok was also a partial industrial area in the past but has since become a housing estate in the 1970s.

  1.     Laser tag + $1 massage
Credit Picture : HOMETEAMNS

Thinking hard on how to spend your weekends wisely? Why not have a game of laser tag with your friends at The Clubhouse at Home Team NS? You get to try the air rifles, have a bowling session, karaoke session at the karaoke lounge and best of all, you get to enjoy an awesome massage at the massage chair that cost only $1 for 16 minutes. That is a pretty good deal and good way to spend your weekend with your friends.

  1.     Photoshoot session at the town park


You will be amazed at the breathtaking scenery at Bukit Batok Town Park. This town park has earned itself a title of Little Guilin due to its breathtaking beautiful scenery. Bukit Batok Town Park has housed a granite factory once in the past until 1980s, however, it has fallen into disuse after that. Therefore, the remaining of the granite is now the towering cliffs that we see today. Still, it is one of the top choices for wedding couples to have their photoshoot sessions in Bukit Batok Town Park.

Little Guilin
Credit Pic: 2009 Street directory

As we know how beautiful Bukit Batok Town Park is, it has then become a hot spot for couples to take wedding pictures. Despite being far away from the city, it is still a well known place for people to take Instagram worthy pictures to post on their social media. If you are not up for a photo shoot session, Bukit Batok Town Park could be a good place for you to just chill and relax yourself, or even have your yoga practice.

  1.     Amazing food

Singaporeans love their local food and are willing to travel all the way just to hunt for good food. New Ubin Seafood is no stranger to Singaporeans as it is well known for its amazing Zi Char delicacies, such as the famous chilli crab. Not only the chilli crab, do give the Angus Beef Steak sprinkled with sea salt, comes with caramelized onions and potato wedges a try and you will love it for sure if you are a beef steak lover.

Pic Credit : IG New Ubin Seafood
  1.     Soya sauce chicken
Picture Credit : IG @kennethong

Joyden canton Kitchen located at Bukit Batok is a Cantonese restaurant that serves a variety of contemporary and traditional Cantonese dishes. If you are unsure of what dish to order, do try out their signature famous Joyden Soy Sauce Chicken. Think tender and well marinated chicken, you will definitely love this dish a lot. Other than the famous soya sauce chicken, there are also many Cantonese dishes that are worth trying out.

  1.     Beer buffet 

Great news for alcohol lovers or people who want to spend their time chilling, drinking and talking at the same time. The RawR Kitchen has received many good reviews and it is a microbrewery cum restaurant that serves beer buffet. The RawR Kitchen specializes in craft beer and customers get to choose between 11 types of different beers by On Tap Brewery. The recommended Wheat Beer has won a second place in the Asia Beer Medal Awards. If you like it, opt for the affordable beer buffet that costs only $35 and you get to drink all you want for a whole 2 hours. You can even order the deep fried pork belly and salted egg yolk wings to pair with your beer.

Are you convinced yet? If you are, thinking of getting a resale HDB flat in Bukit Batok, do check out the table below for the average HDB resale price:

Year 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5 bedrooms
2016 $326,500 $423,200 $525,750
2015 $327,750 $422,350 $520,300
2014 $351,875 $448,475 $541,750

There are also condominium units available at Bukit Batok neighborhood that is worth checking out.

In conclusion, Bukit Batok is a great place to reside at with a granite mountain in your backyard and some of the best Zi Char stall and cafes in Singapore that you can visit. You can also check out some hidden gems that most Singaporeans do not know about. Furthermore, Bukit Batok is a peaceful and quiet housing estate as compared to the busy neighborhood such as the Central Business District (CBD) or Orchard Road.



You will need these tools for your rental house


Buying a house has become a far fetched dream for young adults especially with the hikes of prices in properties nowadays. Therefore, renting a house is the only option left for young adults. Renting a house in the city might be a financial burden to young adults as well so they are advised to look for houses that are further down from the city such as house that is for rent in Seremban. Renting a house is not such a bad idea after all, because you get to save the money for maintenance fees and repairing fees. However, you will need to have a handy toolbox for your rental house that might help you through some minor incidents.

Theses are the basic tools that you will definitely need for your rental house, plus they do not cost you an arm and a leg too.

Tape measure


Tape measure is one of the most basic, low cost item from your toolbox that is critical even before you move into your rental house. It will be handy when it comes to shopping for furniture for your new rental house. Use it to measure spaces in your home and make sure the furniture that you are buying fits through the doorways and hallways. You can use it to measure the width of your windows for binds and curtains as well. A good 25 foot tape measurement will be enough for measuring and can be found at most local hardware stores.

Utility knife


Utility knife will be an essential tool in your toolbox and will definitely be handy when you move out of your old place and move in to your new place. Use the sharp edge of the knife to unbox the moving boxes that are well taped. You can also use the utility knife to gently scrape on the previous paint or wallpaper.



This level will help you to keep your hanging art, curtain rods or shelves as well aligned as possible. A level ensures your hanging arts and shelves stay perfectly horizontal. Say bye to crookly-hung photos.


Sure you are not allowed to hammer nails onto the wall as stated in the lease agreement, but a good lightweight hammer will suffice in helping you in some minor home improvements or interior design projects, such as building furniture. If a dresser drawer comes apart, just lightly tap the joint with your lightweight hammer to push it back into place.

Screwdriver set

This handy device can assist you with various projects that you are working on in your house, or help you with some minor repair jobs. Having a multiple sizes screwdriver set is better than having a one-sized screwdriver as it allows you to fix and solve different furniture problems from big falling cabinet doors to hanging photos. A good Philips screwdriver is good enough to last you a lifetime.

Assorted nails, screws and hooks

It is a good idea to keep different nails and hooks at home because minor home repair projects will arise unexpectedly. Keep them in your toolbox and you will never know when you need to replace a hook on your drawer, a screw on the door knob or a nail to hang your artwork. You can get them easily as most hardware stores sell different nails, screws and hooks where you can stock up with different sizes and keep them organized in your toolbox.

Hex wrench set


This hex wrench set, also known as hex key set usually comes with different sizes in a box and it is mostly used for assembly or to fasten bolts and screws with a hexagonal socket. This is a versatile and handy tool that should be in every toolbox. You can find amazing hex wrench set with all sizes on most hardware stores.

Electric drill

An electric drill can be an optional item in your toolbox and you can go without a drill, but it is definitely helpful when it comes to drilling holes for your drawers or shelves. An electrical drill will make the assembling of big furniture an easier job. Imagine needing to drill holes in your furniture that cannot be done with a normal screw. That is when your electric drill comes to good use. Invest in an all-in-once electric drill to have your screwdriver and drill in one tool if you wish as an electric drill not only drill holes but also it helps to drive screws as well.


While most phones nowadays might make a good flashlight replacement, nothing beats having a real flashlight to help you navigate your home when there is a blackout. Furthermore, it is a safer alternative to lighting up candles, especially if you have young children at home. It is a good idea to keep multiple flashlights at home in case of any emergencies. Even if there are no emergency situations, a flashlight can be a reliable source of light. Keep them in an accessible place so you can reach out to it easily. You can easily find flashlight at a low price from any hardware stores ranging from flashlights that are battery powered to flashlights that are solar powered.

A basic toolkit goes a long way and all these handy tools should fit in a basic toolbox. It is important to equip yourself with these tools to help you maintain your rental home by fixing minor home improvements.