Bukit Merah HDB Estate Guides

Bukit Merah Estate
The name “Bukit Merah” is literally translated to mean 'red hill' in Malay. The name originated from the hilly Malay kampung (village) made of red soil. The red-orange colouring is actually due to the presence of lateritic soils in the area, which makes the landscape appear 'blood soaked'. In fact, according to a Malay legend, the area obtained its name thanks to a bloody event. Back in the days when the island was a mere fishing village, the people suffered frequent swordfish attacks. A young boy proposed building a fence of banana tree trunks to ward them off. Indeed, the attacking swordfish got stuck in the tree trunks and so, the villagers won the battle against them. The Sultan, threatened by the boy’s intelligence, ordered to have him killed. The young boy’s blood then spilled down the hill and dyed the soil red.  

Currently, there are 154,000 residents residing in Bukit Merah. A wide range of merchandise, food and entertainment options are available at Tiong Bahru Plaza, Valley Point Shopping Centre, HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity. Residents can also enjoy a romantic, panoramic view at the peak of Mount Faber; or party the night away at hip night spot, St. James Power Station.


Sub zones
  • Maritime Square
  • Bukit Merah
  • Redhill
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Alexandra Hill
  • Henderson Hill
  • Bukit Ho Swee
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Kampong Tiong Bahru
  • Depot Road
  • Telok Blangah Drive
  • Telok Blangah Way
  • Telok Blangah Rise
  • Everton Park
  • Tanjong Pagar
Nearby districts
  • Leng Kee (D03)
  • Pasir Panjang (D05)
  • Sentosa (D04)
Transportation MRT Station
  • Redhill MRT Station (EW18)
  • Feeder services
  • SBS Transit – 272, 273, 275
  • Trunk services
  • SBS Transit – 5, 16, 67, 32, 33 64, 123, 131, 132, 139, 145, 153, 198
  • SMRT – 167, 176, 851

  • Night Services
    • SMRT - NR5
Education Primary Schools :
  • Blangah Rise Primary School
  • Gan Eng Seng Primary
  • School
Secondary Schools :
  • Bukit Merah Secondary School
  • Gan Eng Seng Secondary School
  • Henderson Secondary School
Tertiary Institutions  
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • East Asia School of Business (EASB)
  • Henderson Campus
  • Employment and Employability Institute
  • APSN (Tanglin Special School)
Places of Worship
  • Kai Seng Temple
  • Lei Yin Temple
  • Tai Yeong Kon Temple
  • Thai Buddhist Temple
  • Zhen Ren Gong Temple
  • Masjid Jamiyah Al-Rabitah (Mosque)
  • Church Of God
Shopping & Food
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • IKEA Alexandra
  • Valley Point Shopping Centre
  • Redhill Lane Block 85 Food Centre
  • Redhill Food Centre
  • Depot 118 Food Centre
  • Tiong Bahru Food Centre
  • ABC Brickworks Food Centre
  • Telok Blangah Food Centre
  • VivoCity
Community Clubs & Recreational Centres
  • Bukit Merah Community Centre
  • Thong Kheng Sac (Radin Mas)
  • Leng Kee Community Centre
  • Radin Mas Community Club
  • Telok Blangah Community Club
  • Keppel Club
  • Bukit Merah Community Library
  • Henderson Park
  • Tiong Bahru Park
  • Alexandra Psychiatric Clinic
  • Mount Faber Park
  • Labrador Park

HDB Flats in Bukit Merah for sale

5 Room HDB Flat Bukit Merah$ 1,388,888
3 Room HDB Flat Bukit Merah$ 590,000
2 Room HDB Flat Bukit Merah$ 320,000

HDB Flats in Bukit Merah for rent

HDB Bukit Merah$ 950
HDB Bukit Merah$ 1,600
HDB Bukit Merah$ 1,400

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