In the northern part of the Central Region of Singapore lies a vibrant and bustling housing estate known as Toa Payoh. Brimming with iconic landmarks and historical sites, it was the second satellite town to be built after Queenstown but the first to be conceived and developed by the Housing Development Board (HDB). Since the first batch of residents moved into the estate in 1969, Toa Payoh has not only grown considerably, but played host to many significant events such as the South East Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1973, and visits by Queen Elizabeth II in 1972 and 2006. Find out more about Toa Payoh in this story map.
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This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the historical buildings and landmarks in Toa Payoh.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the Singapore Topographical Map (1987).
- This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988), and Toa Payoh: Heritage Trail (2014).
- This story map was made by Zhixin Zheng and Yeo Soon Ping