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Little Guilin, Singapore

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Bukit Batok Town Park is a nature park located in the precinct of Guilin in the town of Bukit Batok, Singapore. The park was created from a disused granite quarry. As such, it has a resemblance to the granite rock formations in Guilin, China. Hence it is also known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin among the locals.HistoryAlso known as Xiao Guilin and little Guilin among the locals because it looks similar to that of Guilin in ChinaBukit Batok Town Park 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 the park.Together with 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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  • July 19, 2017
    Good photography. Disused Quarry. Easy to get there. One of the best town parks. Great place to relax and jog. Nearby mrt. Lots of eatries nearby.  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Bukit Batok Town Park is a nature park located in the precinct of Guilin in the town of Bukit Batok, Singapore. The park was created from a disused granite quarry. As such, it has a resemblance to the...  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    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 »
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  • July 23, 2017
    An old quarry that you can walk next to. It's "upgraded" in such a way that you'd be disengaged from nature and have zero connection with it. What a pity.
  • August 4, 2017
    Peaceful place so close to the city. Just grab a book and relax here
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    A rare scenic sight in Singapore. Park at the opposite HDB flats if you're visiting.

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