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The name Little Guilin is derived from an eye-catching similarity to Guilin in China. Little Guilin was once a quarry, giving an abundant supply for Singapore’s granite demands before it was deserted in the 1980s. Stagnant rainwater turned the quarry into a lake. The Housing and Development Board developed the place into a park in 1984.
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Bukit Batok Nature Park rests beside Bukit Batok, near Upper Bukit Timah Road. It is the sibling park to Bukit Batok Town Park, much more generally called Xiao Guilin or Little Guilin. From the main road, it is tough to see what lies inside. The nature park offers some pretty laid-back strolling paths that’ll compensate you with some stunning sights and crystal clear lakes.
The Former Ford Factory
The Former Ford Factory is also known as the Old Ford Motor Factory is rooted in Upper Bukit Timah Road. It’s the point where British forces headed by LTG Arthur Percival relinquished to Japanese troops headed by LTG Yamashita Tomoyuki on the 15 of February 1942 after the battle of Singapore. In 2006, the Old Ford Motor Factory had since been billed as a National Monument.