Ang Mo Kio was developed in 1973, fully completed by 1980. Originally a mixture of forests and swamps, the area was transformed into the eighth most populated residential community in Singapore, consisting of blocks of twelve-story and twenty-five story buildings, two main parks, and a commercial center.
Ang Mo Kio metro station and food stand in the station
Lots of housing
My first impression is one of very-high-density housing and well-maintained paths and gardens. As I walk further into the area, I see more and more of the housing, wide boulevards, and schools.
Welcome to our town
The proud story of our school
Across the street, Nanyang Polytechnic
Town Garden West
People are walking the paths, sitting by the ponds, playing in the playground, and, my favorite, bringing their birds to the bird park for some air.
Bird park with a field of hooks for the cages
After the park, I head back toward the metro station and find the commercial area, with shops and restaurants, all together next to the station.
The commercial area