Location of Bishan <ul><li>Bishan is a relatively young housing estate developed in 1980s. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bishan Planning Area is bounded by Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 to the north, Central Expressway (CTE) to the east, Braddell Road to the south and the Central Water Catchment Area to the west; and inclusive of Kallang River, Bishan has a total area of 762.4 ha or 1 888 acres, approximately 7.624 sq km(Ref: URA) . ( 1 acre – the size of 4 bungalows) </li></ul>
Landmarks of Bishan (From the North to the South eastwards) <ul><li>Bishan Active Park </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan Swimming Complex & Sports Recreation Club </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions – Bishan ITE, Language Centre, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian (Pri & Sec) School </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan Bus-Interchange </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan MRT Station & Junction 8 Shopping Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan Housing Estate & Community Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Girls’ Guide Association </li></ul><ul><li>Scouts’ Association </li></ul><ul><li>Peck San Theng Building </li></ul><ul><li>Raffles Institution & Raffles Junior College </li></ul>
Landmarks of Bishan (From the North to the South westwards) <ul><li>Bishan Park </li></ul><ul><li>The Salvation Army(1991) </li></ul><ul><li>Guang Ming Shan </li></ul><ul><li>Sin Ming Industrial Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Sin Ming Housing Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Thomson Plaza </li></ul><ul><li>Thomson Village </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan North Shopping Mall </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions: Bishan Park Secondary School, Whitley Secondary School, Catholic High School(Pri & Sec) </li></ul>
Some time back… <ul><li>Bishan was known as Kampong San Theng (Peck San Theng) and Soon Hock Village. Soon Hock Village was part of the Kampong San Theng. </li></ul><ul><li>Bishan is the hanyu pinyin name for ‘Peck San Theng’ in Cantonese. ‘Theng’ means ‘pavilion’, pavilion was used to tell the location of the graveyards. There were more than 50,000 graves (Ref: HDB) </li></ul><ul><li>Most part of Kampong San Theng were burial ground for the Chinese in the 19 th Century ran by the clans of the Cantonese Community and it was bought over by the government in 1973. </li></ul><ul><li>A part of Kampong San Teng and Soon Hock Village were farmland, predominated by Hokkien and was famous for the production of sesame oil and noodles. </li></ul><ul><li>The only part of the Kampong San Theng that remains today is the Peck San Theng Building, next to Raffles Institution. </li></ul>
Bishan Heritage Trail (North-South Eastwards Route) Drafted by Jessie Hoong & Jamie Tan Improved and expanded by……… Vetted by Teachers-In-Charge (Girls Brigade) Most of the data were obtained from the web-sites Data on Kampong San Theng were verified with The Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Housing Development Board and visits and interview at its Peck San Theng Building. Photographs shown in the slides are all original and are taken at the present point of time. Old Photographs and photographs taken from others can be found in the web-site addresses listed within the power-point slides.
Bishan Active Park What was before on the land before Bishan Active park was built? Before Bishan Active Park was built, the land there used to be an empty field. How long was the park there? The park was official opened on 24 th August 08. What is the park for? The park features a basketball court, a football pitch, a rollerblade track, and a volleyball court. It is the largest public outdoor sporting facility in Singapore housing estate, with the aim of keeping the nearby residents active.
Bishan Junction 8 Junction 8 is a popular heartland mall located in Bishan. The mall is a fourteen-storey complex with a six-storey office tower and a five-storey mall with two basement floors. There is a cinema at the top floor, a NTUC Supermarket and lots of Food Stalls at the basement. A wide range of choices for shopping is available in the mall. Next to the Mall is the Bishan MRT Station. It is opened in 1994, and is renovated in year 2004.
Vicinity of Junction 8 <ul><li>Within 200 metres from Junction 8 , there are the Bus-Interchange, The Bishan Community Centre, the Housing Estate,the Girls’ Guide Association, the Scouts’ Association, the the Swimming Complex & Sports Recreation Club and educational institutions for Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, namely the Bishan ITE and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian School(Pri & Sec). </li></ul>
Bishan Swimming Complex and Sports Recreation Club
Bishan Bus Interchange Bishan Bus Interchange, next to Junction 8, serving Bishan Community, especially the HDB estates and it started off in 1988, serving 2 SBS services: 56 and 58. Images of Bishan Bus Interchange
Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng means pavillion on the green. It was established in 1870 by majority of the immigrants from 3 prefectures, namely, the Guangzhou, Huizhou and Zhaoqing in Guangdong(Cantonese) province in China.
More on Pek San Teng <ul><li>Before the government acquired the place in 1979 for the new town, Bishan, the total landspace owned by the group of Chinese Immigrants was about 324 acres(From URA) comprises more than 50,000 graves(From HDB). Peck San Theng is now left with 8 acres that comprises of an office block, a temple, a columbarium and with teaching of Confucianism on some monuments, and artifacts which tells the history of its existence and Singapore. </li></ul>
More on Peck San Theng Building <ul><li>The temple have 2 wooden sculptures that is painted with black lacquer, and decorated with gold foil. One of the wooden sculpture features the 28 scenic spots in Guangzhou, another features Singapore in the past. </li></ul>
More more pictures & stories from web-sites <ul><li>http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_731_2005-01-20.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://deadpoetscave.com/2006/11/bishan-two-zero </li></ul>
Thanks to all who those who contributes in one way or another……………. <ul><li>The idea initiated from our Vice-Principal and the Bishan Community Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Our girls and teachers from GB 40 th Company for the perseverance in collating and verifying the data, through websites, visits and interviews at respective sites and recee. </li></ul><ul><li>Mdm Maggie & colleagues from Urban Redevelopment Authority for the time and effort in explaining and verification of the data. </li></ul><ul><li>The Personnel from Peck San Theng Building for his time and the translation of the templates to English, and the pamplets for reference. </li></ul><ul><li>,,,,,,,,,, </li></ul>
In Appreciation to all those who have contributed to our project.
Our Combined Effort <ul><li>Research starting from 21 st May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to URA on 24 th Oct 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Recee on the 2 routes by foot on 10 th Nov 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and further research and recee </li></ul><ul><li>Completion on 30 th October </li></ul>