District 21

Upper Bukit Timah, Ulu Pandan, Clementi Park

A district where education is the main focus, District 21 comprises of Upper Bukit Timah and Clementi. Besides educational institutions, this district is home to Singapore’s rich foliage, sub-urban shopping centres and an equestrian club.


Bishan is an estate located at what is probably the most central geographic point within Singapore. It has seen an Bukit Timah Road is divided via two roads at the Newton Circus point, firstly the westward Bukit Timah Road and the eastward Dunearn Road, they both of straddle a long canal for their entire stretch respectively. Bukit Timah is synonymous with quality educational institutions and it is popular with families and expats. Bukit Timah Road starts at the junction of Rochor Canal Road, Serangoon and Selegie Road and moves towards the direction of Clementi Road and continues north towards Upper Bukit Timah till it reached a junction with Bukit Panjang Road and Choa Chu Kang Road. This road goes via the Bukit Timah area and is considered a premium educational stretch, made up of desirable leading schools and institutions of higher learning.

Perfect For

Families who want to live close to popular schools and institutes of higher learning yet have access to plenty of established amenities.

Lifestyle Vibes

Doorstep to every family centric amenities. Wide array of educational institutes catering to pragmatic families with young offspring.

The Market

Not all condos here appreciate equally, while located in the mature area - choosing a clear winner takes extensive research.

Fall In Love With

The feeling of being close to many of Singapore’s choice schools and institutes of higher learning, beneficial for young couples too.

Upper Bukit Timah

Right in the central region of Singapore is Bukit Timah, a place known for its ritzy condominiums and landed property. Also an educational hub, Bukit Timah is home to a few of the most prestigious schools in Singapore. Bukit Timah’s namesake comes from Singapore’s tallest hill. Over 150 years ago, when the area was still a jungle, tigers roamed and there was even an incident where residents of Bukit Timah were attacked by the tigers. In 1845, the British began development of Bukit Timah as a means to get rid of the tigers. Bukit Timah plays an important role in Singapore’s history as the site of surrender to the Japanese during World War II. In Bukit Timah, the houses are usually costly and spacious. Some notable condominiums in the area include Pandan Valley and Adam Park Condominium.


Clementi was named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governent of the Straits Settlement between 1887 and 1893. During that time, Clementi was occupied by squatters and the British Armed Forces barracks.


Renowned educational institutions in Bukit Timah and Clementi include the National University of Singapore (NUS), the NUS Law Faculty, the Singapore Bible College, the Singapore Polytechnic, the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Institute of Molecular Biology, the Singapore Science Park and the Japanese Primary School among others.

Places to visit in Bukit Timah include the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Saddle Club and Raffles Town Club. For shopping, head to Serene Centre, Bukit Timah Plaza, Beauty World Shopping Centre and Courts Bukit Timah. Sixth Avenue is a row of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. King Albert Park, Coronation Plaza or Jelita are places you can go to get necessities. There are car showrooms in Bukit Timah including Honda, BMW, Hyundai and Nissan. The Mac Epicenter in Bukit Timah is the perfect place to go for owners of Macintosh computers.

There are ongoing works in Clementi to change the current bus interchange into a modern 40-storey complex with a new interchange, town council office, shopping malls and HDB apartments. Take a stroll in the Clementi Woods Park and Kent Ridge Park to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.


This area is served by Clementi and Bukit Timah MRT Stations. There is also a Bus Interchange service in the district.

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