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Telok Blangah Crescent Estate, Singapore
Telok Blangah Crescent Estate

Evening walk through two precincts of Telok Blangah.


Again, I’m “cheating” here, as I did for my post on Jalan Kukoh.

This wasn’t a walk by itself. Instead, it was where I went after visiting Redhill Close. From Bukit Merah Centre, I walked alongside Henderson Road for about five minutes and “entered” Telok Blangah Crescent at the Depot Road junction.

From there, I sliced through the estate, cutting across Telok Blangah Crescent and Telok Blangah Rise before ending at Mount Faber Lodge. As I was walking rather quickly, the whole route took me no more than 30 minutes. I probably would have finished the walk sooner, had I not lingered to take pictures.

Of note too, I completely skipped Telok Blangah Heights, the precinct situated on the other side of Mount Faber. (In other words, it was too off-route and far away) Small as Singapore is, we have our own version of foothill towns, yes? For the moment, I’ll leave “Heights” for another evening.

Telok Blangah Crescent

Junction of Henderson Road and AYE. That’s Telok Blangah Crescent Block 1 on the hilltop.
Ok, ok, silly shot. HDB mailboxes A very common sight to most Singaporeans, and perhaps representative of homecoming, rest, family, etc, etc.

Block 1 being on a hilltop, I naturally couldn’t resist heading up to the top floor for some panoramic shots.

Bukit Merah Centre, with the DSTA main tower over at the left.
Closer view of Bukit Merah Centre, with the Redhill estate in the distance. The view from Block 1 is really stunning!
The neighbouring Henderson Industrial Estate, basking in the golden lights of sunset.

Returning to the ground …

Fitness corner behind Block 1.
Block 6, which is about 5 minutes’ walk away. It’s also on a hill. View from the top floor must be superb.
Telok Blangah Crescent Block 7. I can’t be sure but going by the design, this looks like a revitalised / upgraded block. (I could be wrong)

After crossing the actual Telok Blangah Crescent Road …

Fruits stall at Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11 Market. (The owner “stare-stare” as I hastily snapped a picture)
Diners at the coffee shop next to the market and Block 12. Quite a selection of food here.
There’s a mini shopping promenade between Block 9 and 12. Products on sale are mostly household items, handphone products, and cheaper clothing.

Crossing “Crescent” again …

A mini amphitheatre near Block 17! Facing CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent, kids living nearby can train here to be Singapore’s next Cicero.
Playground at Block 23. You know, since starting on this Home Tourist series, I’ve never passed by a playground with kids playing at it. This one here was the first time.
The very green, very leafy neighbourhood park next to Radin Mas Community Club.
‘Right. Discovery of the evening. This beautiful mural is opposite Radin Mas Community Club, right beside Block 24. It pays homage to the famous (tourist) attractions surrounding the area.

Telok Blangah Rise

Heart of Telok Blangah Rise. The area, away from main roads and watched over by Mount Faber, is very quiet.
There are some fanciful eateries near Telok Blangah Rise market. (Old Habits i.e. the middle picture is shifting away to Safra Mount Faber after October, though)
Final picture. Sun’s almost down. I was half a minute away from Lower Delta Road too.


All shots taken with my LG V40.


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Telok Blangah Estate Evening Walk
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Telok Blangah means “cooking pot bay” in Malay. In some ways, this small estate surrounding Mount Faber is indeed like a bay before a large city.
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