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Jurong Hill is a scenic hill
Hill
A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. Hills often have a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. Hills...

 situated in western Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

 off Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. The hill is also known as Bukit Perepok in Malay
Malay language
Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. It is the official language of Malaysia , Indonesia , Brunei and Singapore...

. It is enveloped in 15 hectares of lush greenery standing 60 meters tall. Commanding a panoramic view of Jurong Town since 1971, the hill became a well known landmark. The park was constructed by JTC Corporation
JTC Corporation
JTC Corporation , formerly the Jurong Town Corporation, is Singapore's principal developer and manager of industrial estates and their related facilities.-History:JTC was established on 1 June 1968 to develop industrial estates...

. Within the park is a "garden of fame", so named for many trees planted by visiting foreign dignitaries. There is a look-out tower
Tower
A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires....

 on Jurong Hill where one can get an aerial view of Jurong
Jurong
Jurong is the largest town in the western part of Singapore, consisting of 11 residential precincts, 14 industrial districts, 1 military zone and 1 Waterfront district. It resembles Woodlands, the largest town in the northern part of Singapore, which is smaller in size, has smaller industrial area...

. The park on Jurong Hill, Jurong Hill Park, is a popular spot for couples to shoot their wedding photos. Jurong BirdPark
Jurong BirdPark
Jurong Bird Park , is a tourist attraction in Singapore managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is a landscaped park, built on the western slope of Jurong Hill. It is located within the Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district and has an area of ....

 is located on the western slope of Jurong Hill.

It is bounded by Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Pioneer Road, Jalan Buroh and Jurong Pier Road.

There is also a restaurant on the hill, which is the Hilltop Japanese and Indonesian Restaurant.

Garden of fame


The following celebrities planted trees in the garden
  • HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
    Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
    Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy is the youngest granddaughter of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck. She is the widow of Sir Angus Ogilvy...

     of the United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

     - She planted the first tree in the garden in 1969 while attending the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Singapore and the National Day Celebration.
  • The R.T. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau - Prime Minister of Canada
    Prime Minister of Canada
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     (23rd May 1970)
  • Soeharto - President of The Republic of Indonesia
    Indonesia
    Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

     (29th to 31th August 1974)
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos - President of The Republic of The Philippines
    Philippines
    The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

     (27th to 29th January 1976)
  • Mom Rajwongse Kukrit Pramoj
    Kukrit Pramoj
    Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj was a Thai politician and scholar. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand 1973-1974 and was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Thailand, serving in office from 1975-1976.- Early years:Of royal descent, M.R...

     - Prime Minister of Thailand
    Prime Minister of Thailand
    The Prime Minister of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand. The Prime Minister is also the chairman of the Cabinet of Thailand. The post has existed since the Revolution of 1932, when the country became a constitutional monarchy....

     (24th to 27th July 1975)
  • Dr Albert Winsemius
    Albert Winsemius
    Albert Winsemius , a Dutch economist, was Singapore's long-time economic advisor from 1961 to 1984. He led the United Nations Survey Mission to Singapore, and was to play a major role in the formulation of Singapore's national economic development strategy.In 1960, Dr Winsemius led the United...

     - Economic advisor from 1961 to 1984 to Singapore
    Singapore
    Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

     (1 March 1984)
  • Duke of Edinburgh
    Duke of Edinburgh
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     (19 February 1972)
  • Albert Winsemius
    Albert Winsemius
    Albert Winsemius , a Dutch economist, was Singapore's long-time economic advisor from 1961 to 1984. He led the United Nations Survey Mission to Singapore, and was to play a major role in the formulation of Singapore's national economic development strategy.In 1960, Dr Winsemius led the United...

     - Prime Minister of Thailand
    Prime Minister of Thailand
    The Prime Minister of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand. The Prime Minister is also the chairman of the Cabinet of Thailand. The post has existed since the Revolution of 1932, when the country became a constitutional monarchy....

     (1 March 1984)
  • Queen Elizabeth II - Queen of England
    England
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     (18th February to 20th February 1972)
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
    Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, Shah of Persia , ruled Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979...

     - Imperial Majesty of Iran
    Iran
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     (18th February to 20th September 1974)
  • Takeo Fukuda
    Takeo Fukuda
    was a Japanese politician and the 42d Prime Minister of Japan from December 24, 1976 to December 7, 1978.He was born in Gunma Prefecture and attended Tokyo Imperial University. Before and during World War II, he served as a bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry and as Chief Cabinet Secretary...

     - Prime Minister of Japan
    Japan
    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

     (14th to 15th August 1977)
  • Deng Xiaoping
    Deng Xiaoping
    Deng Xiaoping was a Chinese politician, statesman, and diplomat. As leader of the Communist Party of China, Deng was a reformer who led China towards a market economy...

     - Vice Premier of The People's Republic of China
    China
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     (12th to 14th November 1978)
  • Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri - President of India
    India
    India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

     (14th to 17th September 1971)
  • Gaston Thorn
    Gaston Thorn
    Gaston Egmond Thorn was a Luxembourg politician who served in a number of high-profile positions, both domestically and internationally...

     - Prime Minister of Luxembourg
    Luxembourg
    Luxembourg , officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the North as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland in the south...

     (13th to 14th June 1978)
  • H.E. Major General Ziaur Rahman
    Ziaur Rahman
    President Ziaur Rahman, Bir Uttam, was a Bangladeshi politician and general, who read the declaration of Independence of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971 on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He later became the seventh President of Bangladesh from 1977 until 1981...

      BU, PSC - President of People's Republic of Bangladesh
    Bangladesh
    Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

     (20th to 21st September 1978)
  • H.E.Hans Koschnick
    Hans Koschnick
    Hans Koschnick is a German politician and elder statesman. He was the President of the Senate and Mayor of the German city-state of Bremen from 1967 to 1985 and afterwards served as a member of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament, from 1987 to 1998.Between 1994 and 1996, Koschnick was...

     - Prime Minister of the state of Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
    Germany
    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

     (29th January 1971)
  • Spiro Agnew
    Spiro Agnew
    Spiro Theodore Agnew was the 39th Vice President of the United States , serving under President Richard Nixon, and the 55th Governor of Maryland...

     - Vice President of The United States of America (10th January 1970)
  • R.T. Hon. Errol Walton Barrow - Prime Minister of Barbados
    Barbados
    Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is in length and as much as in width, amounting to . It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about east of the islands of Saint...

     (23rd January 1971)
  • Lord Mayor Peter Schulz
    Peter Schulz
    Peter Schulz is a German politician, member of the Social Democratic Party and First Mayor of Hamburg .Schulz was born in Rostock...

     - The President of the Senate of The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
    Hamburg
    -History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

     (19th February 1973)
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike
    Sirimavo Bandaranaike
    Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike was a Sri Lankan politician and the world's first female head of government...

     - The Prime Minister of Ceylon (11th January 1971)
  • R.T. Hon. Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia
    Kofi Abrefa Busia
    Kofi Abrefa Busia was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969–72. He was born in Wenchi, in the then British colony of Gold Coast . He was educated at Methodist School, Wenchi, Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, then at Wesley College, Kumasi from 1931–32. He later became a teacher at Achimota Secondary...

     - Prime Minister of Ghana
    Ghana
    Ghana , officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south...

     (23rd January 1971)
  • Prince Bertil - Prince Bertil of Sweden
    Sweden
    Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

     (30th September 1975)
  • Crown Prince Harald of Norway - Crown Prince Harald of Norway
    Norway
    Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

     (23rd February 1978)
  • Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
    Duke of Gloucester
    Duke of Gloucester is a British royal title , often conferred on one of the sons of the reigning monarch. The first four creations were in the Peerage of England, the next in the Peerage of Great Britain, and the last in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; this current creation carries with it the...

     GCVO - Duke of Gloucester GCVO (1st November 1975)
  • R.T. Hon. Michael Thomas Somare, CH - Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
    Papua New Guinea
    Papua New Guinea , officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands...

     (23rd to 29th July 1978)
  • William McMahon
    William McMahon
    Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH , was an Australian Liberal politician and the 20th Prime Minister of Australia...

     - Prime Minister of Australia
    Australia
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     (9th June 1972)
  • HRH Princess Margaret - Countess of Snowdon United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

     (17th to 19th October 1972)
  • H.E. Dzemal Bijedic
    Džemal Bijedic
    Džemal Bijedić was a Bosniak Communist politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the prime minister of Yugoslavia from 1971 until his death.- Early life :...

     - President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia
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    (19th March 1973)

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