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{{SG neighbourhood |imagemap=Gombak planning subzone locator map.png |englishname=Bukit Gombak |chinesename=武吉甘柏 |poj= |pinyin=Wǔjígānbó |malayname=Bukit Gombak |tamilname=புக்கிட் கொம்பாக் }} '''Bukit Gombak''' is a neighbourhood in the west-central area of the [[Southeast Asia]]n [[city-state]] of [[Singapore]]. In the [[Malay language]], ''bukit'' means hill and ''gombak'' a bunch or collection of something. Bukit Gombak is not administered as a [[HDB]] new town nor thought of separately from the immediate neighbourhood of [[Bukit Batok]], and thus its boundaries are not well-defined. It is generally regarded as the area around the elevated [[Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|Mass Rapid Transit]] (MRT) [[Bukit Gombak MRT Station|train station]] of the same name (NS3), including the hills to the east of the station and HDB apartment blocks along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 and East Avenue 5. The SMRT feeder bus service 945 from the Bukit Batok bus interchange plies the general area. ==Neighbouring Areas== {{Geographic Location |title = '''Neighbouring areas''' |Northwest = |North = [[Chua Chu Kang]] |East = [[Bukit Timah]] |Centre = [[Bukit Gombak]] |West = [[Tengah, Singapore|Tengah]] |Southwest = |South = [[Bukit Batok]] |Southeast = }} ==Places== [[File:BukitGombak-SG.JPG|thumb|300px|Aerial view of the town of Bukit Gombak.]] [[File:Littleguiling-SG.JPG|thumb|300px|Little Guilin, a popular park amongst residents.]] * Singapore's [[Ministry of Defence (Singapore)|Ministry of Defence]] headquarters * [[Bukit Gombak Stadium]], with capacity 3,000, a running track and some athletics facilities. It was the former home ground for the [[S.League]] football club [[Gombak United]]. * Bukit Gombak Sports Hall * [[Grace Assembly of God]] church * Bukit Batok Town Park and the lake [[Little Guilin]] ({{zh|s=小桂林|p=Xiǎo Guìlín}}), after the [[Guilin|Chinese city]] with similar scenery but of a larger scale. It is a popular spot for photograph-taking for weddings. There is a nature trail from the Bukit Gombak stadium that rises up the Guilin ridge, ending at Chu Lin Road in the Hillview estate. This allows a view of the lake and the surrounding neighbourhood. * [[Lianhua Primary School]] * [[St Anthony Primary School]] * [[Hillgrove Secondary School]] * [[Swiss Cottage Secondary School]] * The condominium Guilin View ({{zh|s=桂林景|p=Guìlín Jǐng}}) * The condominium "The Madeira" near the Bukit Gombak MRT station ==Politics== Bukit Gombak was a constituency in the Singapore general elections in [[Singapore general election, 1988|1988]], [[Singapore general election, 1991|1991]] and [[1997 Elections of Singapore|1997]]. In 1988, the ruling party [[People's Action Party]] candidate Dr. [[Seet Ai Mee]] defeated the [[Singapore Democratic Party]] candidate Mr. [[Ling How Doong]] by winning 53.5% of the vote. In 1991, Ling won 51.4% to Seet's 48.6%, and Bukit Gombak became one of only four constituencies held by the opposition. In 1997 Ling lost his seat to the PAP's [[Ang Mong Seng]] by over 30% of the vote, and Bukit Gombak returned to PAP control. In the redrawing of electoral boundaries in 2001, shortly before [[Singapore general election, 2001|general elections]] were held, the area was subsumed under the five-member [[Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency]]. The PAP slate comprising [[Yeo Cheow Tong]], [[John Chen Seow Phun]], Ahmad Khalis bin Abdul Ghani, [[Ang Mong Seng]] and [[Amy Khor Lean Suan]] defeated the [[Singapore Democratic Party]] with 79.7% of the vote. In the [[Singapore general election, 2006|2006 general election]], it won the GRC with a walkover. Ang represents the Bukit Gombak division within the GRC. This division includes [[Housing and Development Board]] [[apartment]] blocks near the [[Bukit Gombak MRT Station]] as well as the private estates and condominiums off [[Hillview Avenue]]. ==External links== *[http://www.sbestfood.com/btgombak.htm Bukit Gombak Food Outlets] *http://sg.pagenation.com/SIN/Bukit%20Gombak%20Mindef/103.7612/1.3725.map *http://www.samhealth.org.sg/services/gombak.shtml *[http://www.nparks.gov.sg/parks/loc/par-loc-bt_bat_tow.shtml Bukit Batok Town Park (National Parks Board)] *[http://www.hktc.org.sg/meet_ppl.cfm?tc_code=JW#Bukitgombak Hong Kah Town Council - Bukit Gombak] {{Residential Precincts of Jurong}} {{Places in Singapore}} {{Public housing in Singapore}} {{coord missing|Singapore}}