Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bukit Batok Hill (3)

Here are some vintage views of Bukit Batok hill taken around 1963 to 1968.

Back then, the 'greening' of Singapore had not yet taken place and the views from the hill top were magnificent. Today, with the development of the Bukit Batok Nature Park around the hill, the views are obscured by trees.

Source: National Heritage Board PICAS Photo database. Taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 1968.

View of the Singapore Granite Quarry located on Bukit Timah across the Upper Bukit Timah valley.
The buildings in the foreground are of the Ford Motors factory.

View from the summit towards the city. Photo 1968.

The view from the same angle today (2012)

The Poh Hin Granite Quarry that worked the hillside of Bukit Batok in 1963.
Today the disused quarry has been converted to the Bukit Batok Nature Park.

Related links:
Bukit Batok Hill (1)
Bukit Batok Hill (2)
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Personal Historic Pixs at Bukit Batok

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