Jurong Hill Park

The 60m-tall Jurong Hill situated beside the Jurong Bird Park is currently Jurong’s highest point and was formerly known as Bukit Peropok.

In 1968, the Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) converted Jurong Hill into a park to serve as a recreational space for Jurong’s residents. Now it is a quiet park with a spiral lookout tower at the top, that offers a magnificent aerial view of Jurong Town. It has also become a popular spot for dating couples.

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At-A-Glance

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Main Highlights

๐Ÿ”ญ A three-storey 18m-tall spiral ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ was constructed and opened in 1970 at the top of the hill. It was built as a platform for foreign guests and investors to have a panoramic view of the surroundings. From there, they could witness the rapidly developing Jurong industrial area, hence boosting their confidence in their investments and factories set up in the vicinity. The intent was to attract even more foreign investments to create more jobs for the Singaporeans during the late 60s and 70s.
๐ŸŒณ The hilltop also houses a ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ where many visiting heads of state and other dignitaries have planted trees in commemoration of their visit to Jurong Industrial Estate. They include Queen Elizabeth II, Deng Xiaoping of China, and Singapore’s very own presidents. You can identify the various trees from the plaques at the base of each tree. A total of 30 trees were planted here between 1969 and 1984.
The tower and its garden helped Jurong Hill live up to its nickname as โ€œVIP Hillโ€
๐Ÿ›๏ธ The tower and its garden helped Jurong Hill live up to its nickname as โ€œVIP Hillโ€

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๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Jurong Hill Park ๐ŸŒณ
๐Ÿ“ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ? 60 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628926

๐Ÿš— 2-min drive uphill from the base at Jurong Bird Park

๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ Approx 10-min walk uphill

The 60m-tall Jurong Hill situated beside the Jurong Bird Park is Jurong's highest point and was formerly known as Bukit Peropok.

In 1968, the Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) decided to convert Jurong Hill into a park to serve as a recreational space for Jurong's residents.

From the lower level, you can see the Lookout Tower at the top of the hill. There is a long flight of stairs leading to the higher level but it is currently closed. You will have to walk or drive up the slope to get to the higher level.

There are two levels at Jurong Hill Park. The first is mainly a car park with a set of restrooms (the only restrooms in the park).

The hilltop houses a Garden of Fame where many visiting heads of state and other dignitaries have planted trees in commemoration of their visit to Jurong Industrial Estate. They include Queen Elizabeth II, Deng Xiaoping of China, Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and Singapore's very own presidents. Hence, Jurong Hill later became known as the VIP Hill, due to the visits of these important foreign guests.

The first tree was planted by Princess Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1969 and the last was by Singaporeโ€™s economic advisor Dr Albert Winsemius in 1984.

You can identify the various trees from the plaques at the base of each tree.

A total of 30 trees were planted here between 1969 and 1984. The Garden was then closed as it had been filled up. However, it is still accessible to the public today. VIP visitors were subsequently taken to a new Garden of Fame in front of the JTC's former headquarters, Jurong Town Hall, which is now called iHub.

Also look out for this old snack kiosk in the Garden of Fame!

The main feature at the Jurong Hill Park summit is the Lookout Tower.

The 18m-tall three-storey spiral tower was dubbed as โ€œfuturisticโ€ and a โ€œmodern imaginative designโ€ because it had no stairs. Instead, visitors can leisurely stroll up a ramp which offers views of the town from different heights.

The base of the tower has a space which once housed a popular teppanyaki restaurant. The Hilltop Japanese and Indonesian Restaurant was a long-standing restaurant located on the hill. It was closed in 2014.

The Lookout Tower was built as a platform for foreign guests and investors to have a panoramic view of the surroundings in the late sixties. A small waterfall was initially included as part of the towerโ€™s surrounding landscape, but this plan did not materialise.

From the tower, they could witness the rapidly developing Jurong industrial area, hence boosting their confidence in their investments and factories that were set up in the vicinity. This aligned with the governmentโ€™s intent to attract even more foreign investments to Jurong in order to create tens of thousands of jobs for the Singaporeans during the late sixties and seventies.

At the top of the tower was an air-conditioned VIP room featuring models and exhibits of the governmentโ€™s industrialisation efforts in Jurong. Now it is just a spacious open-air area.

The top of the Jurong Hill Lookout Tower has decorative stained glass set into the ceiling.

The hill also provides a clear view of the Jurong Port and Jurong Shipyard that have contributed to the growth of the Jurong Industrial Estate.

Information board on Jurong Port and Shipyard

Now Jurong Hill Park has become a popular spot for dating couples. It is a great place to have a picnic, catch the sunset and a magnificent view of Jurong!

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐•๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•˜ โ„๐•š๐•๐• โ„™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐ŸŒณ - Bean there, done that! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Jurong Hill Park ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ“ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ? 60 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628926

๐Ÿš— 2-min drive uphill from the base at Jurong Bird Park ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ Approx 10-min walk uphill

The 60m-tall Jurong Hill situated beside the Jurong Bird Park is Jurong's highest point and was formerly known as Bukit...

From the lower level, you can see the Lookout Tower at the top of the hill. There is a long...

There are two levels at Jurong Hill Park. The first is mainly a car park with a set of restrooms...

The hilltop houses a Garden of Fame where many visiting heads of state and other dignitaries have planted trees in...

The first tree was planted by Princess Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1969 and the last was by Singaporeโ€™s...

You can identify the various trees from the plaques at the base of each tree.

A total of 30 trees were planted here between 1969 and 1984. The Garden was then closed as it had...

Also look out for this old snack kiosk in the Garden of Fame!

The main feature at the Jurong Hill Park summit is the Lookout Tower.

The 18m-tall three-storey spiral tower was dubbed as โ€œfuturisticโ€ and a โ€œmodern imaginative designโ€ because it had no stairs. Instead,...

The Lookout Tower was built as a platform for foreign guests and investors to have a panoramic view of the...

At the top of the tower was an air-conditioned VIP room featuring models and exhibits of the governmentโ€™s industrialisation efforts...

The top of the Jurong Hill Lookout Tower has decorative stained glass set into the ceiling.

The hill also provides a clear view of the Jurong Port and Jurong Shipyard that have contributed to the growth...

Information board on Jurong Port and Shipyard

Now Jurong Hill Park has become a popular spot for dating couples. It is a great place to have a...

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐•๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•˜ โ„๐•š๐•๐• โ„™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐ŸŒณ - Bean there, done that! ๐Ÿ˜

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60 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628926
๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ Approx 10-15 min walk up the hill from the base at Jurong Bird Park
๐Ÿš— 2-min drive uphill. 2 levels at Jurong Hill Park, with own carpark
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Only 1 set of restrooms on lower level of park
This information is accurate as of date of posting. If you know of any updates, do shout out to us and weโ€™ll update accordingly!
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