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Bukit Timah
English Bukit Timah
Chinese 武吉知马
(Pinyin Wǔjízhīmǎ)
Malay Bukit Timah
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The summit of Bukit Timah, the highest point in Singapore.
The summit of Bukit Timah, the highest point in Singapore.

Bukit Timah is a hill in Singapore which stands at an altitude of 164 metres and is the highest point in the city-state of Singapore. Bukit Timah is located near the centre of the Singapore main island. ImageMetadata File history File links Bukit_Timah. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Bukit_Timah. ... A hill in Hungary with a hillside vintage garden For the landform that extends less than 600 metres above the surrounding terrain and that is smaller than a mountain, see the mountain article. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ...


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 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 Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is the national urban planning authority of Singapore, and one of the departments under the Government of Singapore. ... The Central Region of Singapore is one of the five regions in the city-state. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... The central business district of Melbourne, Australia. ... The Central Area is the collective term for a group of financial and commercial districts in centre of Singapore which was previously otherwise known as the Central Business District and was renamed to accommodate the expanded function of the area. ...


Etymology and history

Bukit Timah, which literally means "tin bearing hill" in Malay, was already identified in the 1828 map by Frankin and Jackson as Bukit Tima. The hill was depicted on the map towards the northwest as two hills at the eastern source of the Kranji River. General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Atomic mass 118. ... The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Philip Jackson was a British Royal Navy lieutenant, who laid out the city plan (the Jackson Plan) for Singapore in 1822. ...


Since the interior of the island was not fully explored at that time, the location and name of the hill for the map probably came from the Malay community. According to once source, Bukit Timah has nothing to do with tin. The original Malay name for the hill was Bukit Temak, meaning "hill of the temak trees", referring to pokok temak, a tree that grew abundantly on the slopes of the hill. However, to the western ear, Temak in Malay enunciation sounded like Timah, hence Bukit Timah. Some say that timah is an abbreviation of Fatimah, a popular Malay girl's name. Malay can refer to: The language of Malaysia, Bahasa Melayu The Old Malay language(s), ancestor(s) of modern Tagalog, Bahasa Melayu, and Bahasa Indonesia The Malay people (Huan-na) Something from or related to Malaysia See also Cape Malays Malay nationalism Communes that begin with Malay in Yonne, France... Enunciation is the act of speaking clearly and concisely. ...


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 "cooler and fresher than the plain, producing an agreeable exhilaration of spirits". 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A carriageway is a part of a road referring to the part that will technically carry the traffic. ... Sanatório Heliantia A sanatorium refers to a medical facility for long-term illness, typically cholera or tuberculosis. ...


Bukit Timah is known as eyam malai (tin hill) in Tamil, being a literal translation of the Malay name. For some, it is synonymous with the Singapore Turf Club, where members and paying visitors flock on race days. This course is closed to the public, unlike the former course (now Farrer Park) where the general public enjoyed watching the king's sport for free. Tamil (தமிழ் ) is a classical language and one of the major languages of the Dravidian language family. ...


The 25-km long Bukit Timah Road, the longest road in Singapore, running north and south of the island, takes its name from this hill. The road to Kranji was completed in 1845. Apparently, the area was so infested with tigers that it constituted a serious threat to human life. In 1860, nearly 200 people were reported to have been killed by tigers in and about the gambier and pepper plantations. The first ride on horseback across the island was along Bukit Timah Road in 1840; it took four days and was made by Mr Thomson and Dr Little. A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Kranji (Chinese: 克兰芝, Mandarin Pronunciation: Kelanzhi) is an area in Singapore, located about 22 kilometres (15 miles) north of the city centre. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four big cats in the panthera genus. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Species = Harpagophytum procumbens Ref: ARS-GRIN 2002-06-01 Uncaria is a genus of plants known colloquially as Gambier, Cats Claw or Uña de Gato, which are found in Asia, Africa, and South America. ... Binomial name Piper nigrum L. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Bukit Timah Road is known as tek kha kang a ki in Hokkien, which means "the side of the stream in the tek kha (or Selegie Road) district". This only refers to the lower end of the Bukit Timah Road. The Wayand Satu and Bukit Timah village parts are differently called. The Hokkiens also refer to Bukit Timah as be chia lo bue, meaning "end of the horse carriage road". Hokkien can refer to: The Hokkien (dialect): a Chinese dialect, often called Minnan or Minnanhua (Southern Min), a member of the Min dialect branch, similar to Taiwanese A transliteration of the name of the Fujian province of China. ... A running stream. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century) or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ...


Bukit Timah Road also witnessed the last defensive stand against the invading Japanese army. During World War II, when the British lost Bukit Timah to the Japanese, they knew they had little chance of winning the war as most of their food and supplies were stored there. On 15 February 1942, the head of the Allied forces, Lieutenant General A.E. Percival surrendered to Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita at the Ford Factory in Bukit Timah. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The group of countries known as the Allies of World War II, was those nations opposed to the Axis Powers during the Second World War. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Tomoyuki Yamashita, 1945 General Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉文 Yamashita Tomoyuki) (November 8, 1885 – February 23, 1946) was a general of the Japanese Army during the World War II era. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...


After the Japanese Occupation, the farms and plantations in Bukit Timah gave way to industrial buildings and high-rise flats. In the 1960s and 1970s, Bukit Timah was a major industrial centre. Today, these have been replaced with luxury bungalows, terraces and condominiums, making Bukit Timah Singapore's premier residential district. The Japanese Occupation of Singapore was to become a major turning point in the history of several nations, including that of the Japanese, who rampaged down the Malay Peninsula with the singular intent of occupying Singapore to gain greater control over her war-time resource gathering efforts, the British, with... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... A plantation is an intentional planting of a crop, on a larger scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. ... An apartment estate in Singapore, which makes up the majority of public housing in Singapore. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... A row of bungalows in Virginia A bungalow is any single story house. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ... A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ...


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 Reserve, which is partially responsible for its high land value. In Botany a Flora (or Floræ) is a collective term for plant life and can also refer to a descriptive catalogue of the plants of any geographical area, geological period, etc. ... A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded function as carbon dioxide sinks, animal habitats, hydrologic flow modulators, and soil conservers, constituting one of the most important aspects of the Earths biosphere. ... The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a small 1. ...


It includes educational institutions such as Hwa Chong Institution, National Junior College, Raffles Girls' Primary School, Methodist Girls' School, Nanyang Primary School, Nanyang Girls' High School and Singapore Chinese Girls' School amongst others. Hwa Chong Institution (Simplified Chinese: 华侨中学; Traditional Chinese: 華僑中學; Pinyin: Húaqīao Zhōngxúe) is a prestigous college offering education from a Secondary(High School) to Pre-University (Senior High) level in Singapore. ... National Junior College (NJC) was the first junior college (JC) founded in Singapore (in 1969) to provide a centralised two year pre-university education leading to the GCE A Level certificate. ... Name Raffles Girls Primary School Abbreviation RGPS School Code 1073 Chinese Name 莱佛士女子小学 Pinyin Láifóshì Nǘzǐ Xiaoxué Address 21, Hillcrest Road Country Singapore Founded 1844 Type Government, Secular, Double session Students Girls Levels Primary 1 to Primary 6 (7 to 12 year-olds) Colours Green: youth, vitality, growth... The Methodist Girls School in Singapore is split into two sections (the primary school and the secondary school). ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Name Singapore Chinese Girls School Abbreviation SCGS School Code Add Chinese Name 新加坡女子学校 Pinyin xin jia po nü zi xue xiao Malay Add Tamil Add Address 190 Dunearn Road Country Singapore Town Bukit Timah Founded 1899 Community Urban Type Independent Secondary Religion Nil Students Girls Levels Primary 1–Secondary4 Colours Jade...


The nearby area houses many bungalows, traditionally expensive in land-scarce Singapore, as well as high rise condominiums. Many expatriates and well heeled Singaporeans tend to stay in this region. This region was later extended and Upper Bukit Timah (District 21) was formed. The Keretapi Tanah Melayu from Malaysia has a passing loop station here along its rail network from Johor Bahru to Tanjong Pagar. A bungalow is any single story house. ... A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence. ... A train stopping at a KTMB railway station in Kuala Lipis, Pahang Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or the Malayan Railway is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia. ... District Johor Bahru District Area  - Total (City) 185 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan Approx. ... Tanjong Pagar is a township located within the Central Business District in Singapore. ...


Near the hill is the Bukit Timah Satellite Earth Station. The Bukit Timah Satellite Earth Station is the Singapores first satellite earth station. ...


References

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 9812102051
  • National Heritage Board (2002), Singapore's 100 Historic Places, Archipelago Press, ISBN 9814068233


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