Bukit Ho Swee CC - Singapore or JB

Bukit Ho Swee CC is geographically located at latitude 1° 17' 15" North of the Equator and longitude 103° 49' 46" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore. Bukit Ho Swee Estate or Taman Bukit Ho Swee is an housing estate that was rebuilded after an huge fire engulfed it in 1962. On 25 May 1961, Hari Raya Haji holiday, fire broke out at 3.20 pm and spreaded rapidly from Tiong Bahru Road to Delta Circus, aided by strong winds. When the fire was finally put out, four people had died. Some 100 acres of land were destroyed and 16 thousand people were made homeless and penniless. The Bukit Ho Swee fire is a reminder how insecure life was for large number of Singaporeans in the 1960s. It also reminds us how much our quality of life has improved in the years since independence. Bukit Ho Swee then housed the poorest Singaporeans; it had no proper sanitary facilities, nor water and electricity supply; rubbish was simply dumped on the streets and the ditches which traversed the area stank. To make ends meet, many squatters had to rear some animals. Because of the unhygienic conditions, infectious diseases were common. To house the displaced Singaporeans, modern high-rise flats have to be quickly built. Those who did not resettle in the modern flats in Queenstown were all given a roof over their heads nine months later when blocks of flats in Taman Bukit Ho Swee. In all, the Housing and Development Board built 12,000 units in 9 months or average of 3.5 units per day. With the rapid spread of modern flats, Singaporeans have to adapt to a new way of life which ultimately helped to improve their quality of life. It is by Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, near Taman Ho Swee, near Boon Tong Road, near Havelock Road, near Indus Road. The following locations related to it are represented by the line of sight between two points and may not be nearest by road.

Holiday Inn Atrium is about 0.5km, Link Hotel is about 0.6km, Grand Copthorne Waterfront is about 0.6km, Novotel Apollo is about 0.7km, Furama Riverfront is about 0.7km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Bukit Ho Swee CC.

Tiong Bahru Plaza is about 0.3km, Kim Tian Plaza is about 0.4km, Concorde Shopping Centre is about 0.5km, Great World City is about 0.7km, Pearls Centre is about 1.4km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Bukit Ho Swee CC.

Robertson Walk is about 1.4km, Smith Pagoda Temple Streets is about 1.7km, Clarke Quay is about 1.7km, Nei Xue Tang Museum is about 1.8km, Visitor Centre is about 1.8km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Bukit Ho Swee CC.

Singapore Examination and Assessment Board is about 0.1km, Delta Secondary School is about 0.3km, Apsn Delta Senior School is about 0.4km, Eton House Preschool is about 0.7km, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School is about 0.7km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Bukit Ho Swee CC.

Ganges Ave Park is about 0.4km, Tiong Bahru Park is about 0.6km, Apollo Open Space is about 0.7km, Open Field along Alexandra Road is about 1km, Leonie Hill is about 1.2km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Bukit Ho Swee CC.