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Little Guilin, Singapore

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Little Guilin is a park located in the precinct of Gombak, in the town of Bukit Batok, Singapore. It is a popular visitor attraction due to its similarity to the scenery of Guilin, China.Etymology and historyAlso known as Xiao Guilin among the locals, the Little Guilin looks similar to that of Guilin in China – a granite rock sitting within a lake. It was originally a disused granite quarry. In fact, the name "Bukit Batok" has been suggested to be derived from the noise made by the blasting in the granite quarry that now form the natural surroundings of Little Guilin.Together with Bukit Batok Town Park and the neighbouring Bukit Batok Nature Park, it occupies 77 ha of land in the planning area of Bukit Batok. It encompasses Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah, Brickworks, Hillview, and also Bukit Batok itself. Before being designated as a park, in 1984, the Housing and Development Board had originally intended to fill the quarry up and build a road on it. However, it was converted to a pond instead when it was realized that the existing quarry had rugged granite outcrops and a contrasting backdrop of green hills that gave it a pleasant look. Soon, the surrounding areas were also beautified and made accessible by placing granite blocks on the retaining walls and adding footpaths, lights and seating.
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  • It's a small park but I like the natural view and just behind the Bukit Gombak stadium. It's good place to jogging and relex.  more »
  • The area is pretty much just a small waterbody, with a few jogging tracks surrounding the water; not much greenery or wildlife, as compared to bukit batok and bukit timah parks nearby  more »
  • Brought the kids here this morning for the first time. It's a fairly small but quite attractive park area. Not sure why but there don't seem to be any fish in the pond. Maybe the water is too polluted...  more »
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  • Little Guilin is 6 mins walk distance from nearby Bukit Gombak MRT (NS3). There has no public parking lots in this park. So, you have to park your vehicle at opposite HDB. I would recommend going there in the morning or evening.
  • It is an OK Condominium. Being right opposite the old quarry which is now branded as Little Guilin, this place is supposedly very close to nature. That said, maintenance and build of most facilities are not very well done, and residents feel a little "old" and cold every time I go over.
  • A rare scenic sight in Singapore. Park at the opposite HDB flats if you're visiting.
  • Visited the area, there is sign of people fishing.. where you can see float at the pond with fishing line. Look like hooked on the tree branch which fell into the pond. No a easy fishing area...
  • A nice piece little guilin that dont expect to found in Singapore, it resembles of mountain in China (too bad can still see HDB at behind the little guilin). Overall it was nice Park to chill out and quiet. :)