Bukit Batok and Upper Bukit Timah Heritage, Building, Murals Trail
Bukit Batok 武吉巴督
Abandoned Seng Chew Quarry in Bt Gombak behind Block 383 Bukit Batok West Ave. 5, Singapore 650383
Bukit Gombak MRT, 802 Bukit Batok West Ave. 5, Singapore 659083
Little Guilin at Bukit Batok East Ave 5
Upper Bukit Timah 武吉知马上段
The Last Tiger 2019 by Yip Yew Chong
The Gambier plantations in the Bukit Timah corridor, carved out of jungle, were infested with wild tigers. Deforestation forced the tigers to prowl the plantations and villages. When the incidents of tiger attacks on plantation coolies increased, the then British government issued rewards for capturing the tigers. The last wild shot in Singapore on 26 Oct 1930, was at the 10th Mile Choa Chu Kang Villlage.
Gambier 2019 by Yip Yew Chong
In the 1800s, many Gambier plantations lined the Bukit Timah Corridor. These were widely cultivated in Singapore for use as a dye, herbal medicine and food additive.
The mural depicts how Gambier was processed in the olden days.
By early 1900s, Gambier plantations become less popular as people turned to growing pineapple and rubber which were higher in demand.
The Rail Mall (铁路购物中心), 380 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678040
Mural at Wallace Education Centre. 壁画位于华莱士教育中心.