Located at the southern tip of Singapore, Bukit Merah gets its name from a village of hills comprised of beautiful red soil, its name literally means “red hill” in Malay. This colour is caused by the lateritic soil. Where there is little to no vegetation, the earth appears crimson stained.
The whole area is divided into 17 sub-zones. It is near the Singapore Straight, a very busy body of water which leads to the Southern China Sea.
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With nearby attractions, Bukit Merah also has some history. Keppel Harbour is from the 14th century and the General Hospital was built here in 1882. Mount Faber, the highest point in southern Singapore remains a prominent landmark.
Like many places today the old historical landmarks and places have been removed to make way for large buildings, busy streets and places for all the people to call home. Today, the population is around 150,000 and the increase in housing reflects the number of the growing population. Though it may have few large attractions, Bukit Merah is in prime location for industrial purpose, key travel destination and a rapidly growing community. It also boasts some distinctively cared urban developments nestled at the foot of the stained red hills.
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