Bukit Merah

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Bukit Merah is a planning area and a new residential town located in the Central Region of Singapore. It has a land area of about 14.34 km2, Bukit Merah ranks the 17th, 10th & 18th in terms of size, population & density respectively. Bukit Merah shares a maritime boundary with the Southern Islands planning area located beyond its southernmost point. Bukit Merah is the most populated planning area in the Central Region.

Bukit Merah is located at the southenmost part of Singapore's Central region and is made out of 11 subzones, namely, Alexandra, Bukit Ho Swee, Bukit Merah Central, Depot Road, Everton Park, HarbourFront, Henderson, Redhill, Singapore General Hospital, Telok Blangah and Tiong Bahru. It is bordered by Queenstown to the northwest, Tanglin to the north, Southern Islands to the south and Central Area to the northeast.

Notable Structures


  • Alexandra Primary School
  • APSN Tanglin School
  • Blangah Rise Primary School
  • Bukit Merah Secondary School
  • Cantonment Primary School
  • CHIJ Kellock
  • CHIJ St. Theresa's Convent
  • Crescent Girls' School
  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Gan Eng Seng Primary School
  • Gan Eng Seng School
  • ISS International School (Preston Campus)
  • PSB Academy
  • Radin Mas Primary School
  • Shelton College International
  • Zhangde Primary School



  • Brani Island Container Port
  • Bukit Merah Community Centre
  • Henderson Community Club
  • Kim Seng Community Centre
  • Keppel Container Port
  • Leng Kee Community Centre
  • Radin Mas Community Club
  • Tanjong Pagar Container Port
  • Telok Blangah Community Club
  • Tiong Bahru Community Centre

Shopping Centres/Malls

  • Alexandra Central
  • Alexandra Retail Centre
  • Concorde Shopping Centre
  • Depot Heights Shopping Centre
  • HarbourFront Centre
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • VivoCity


  • Alexandra Canal Linear Park
  • Alexandra Hill East Neighbourhood Park
  • Bukit Purmei Hillock Park
  • Henderson Park
  • Labrador Nature Reserve
  • Mount Faber Park
  • Rumah Tinggi Eco Park
  • Telok Blangah Hill Park
  • Tiong Bahru Park


  • Singapore General Hospital

Main Sports Facilites

  • SAFRA Mount Faber

Bus Interchanges/Terminals

Bukit Merah Interchange

Service Destination Notes
5 Pasir Ris N/A
16 Bedok
57 Bishan
123 Beach Station (Sentosa)
131 Saint Michael's
131M ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue
132 Hougang Central
139 Toa Payoh
153 Hougang Central
167 Sembawang
176 Bukit Panjang
198 Boon Lay
272 ↺ Telok Blangah Rise
273 ↺ Henderson Road
851 Yishun

HarbourFront Interchange

Service Destination Notes
65 Tampines N/A
80 Sengkang
93 Eunos
123M ↺ Tiong Bahru Road
124 Saint Michael’s
188 Choa Chu Kang
188e Alighting Only Weekdays AM Peak
855 Yishun N/A
963 Woodlands
963e Weekdays PM Peak

Kampong Bahru Terminal

Service Destination Notes
2 Changi Village N/A
12 Pasir Ris
12e Express Service
54 Bishan N/A
120 ↺ Telok Blangah Heights
121 ↺ Telok Blangah Rise
122 ↺ Commonwealth Drive
174 Boon Lay
174e Weekdays PM Peak
Express Service
190 Choa Chu Kang N/A
CT8 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 Chinatown Direct Service
CT18 Bedok North Avenue 3

For bus services that do not start or end at this terminal but layover in this terminal

Service Boarding Point Destination Notes
851e Bef Pearl's Hill Terr
(Eu Tong Sen Street)
Yishun Express Service


Incumbent Role
Central Singapore CDC
Denise Phua Mayor of Central CDC
South West CDC
Low Yen Ling Mayor of South West CDC
Jalan Besar GRC
Lily Neo Member of Parliament for Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Radin Mas SMC
Sam Tan Member of Parliament for Radin Mas
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chia Shi Lu Member of Parliament for Queenstown
Indranee Rajah Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru
Joan Pereira Member of Parliament for Henderson-Dawson
West Coast GRC
Lim Hng Kiang Member of Parliament for Telok Blangah


Planning Areas ViewTalkEdit
Central BishanBukit MerahBukit TimahDowntown Core1GeylangKallangMarina East1Marina South1Marine ParadeMuseum1Newton1NovenaOrchard1Outram1QueenstownRiver Valley1Rochor1Singapore River1Southern IslandsStraits View1TanglinToa Payoh
East BedokChangiChangi BayPasir RisPaya LebarTampines
North Central Water CatchmentLim Chu KangMandaiSembawangSimpangSungei KadutWoodlandsYishun
North-East Ang Mo KioHougangNorth-Eastern IslandsPunggolSeletarSengkangSerangoon
West Boon LayBukit BatokBukit PanjangChoa Chu KangClementiJurong EastJurong WestPioneerTengahTuasWestern IslandsWestern Water Catchment
1: Located within the Central Area