How connected is Toa Payoh, really?
Besides being a 20-minute drive away from CBD, a mere three train stops from the Orchard shopping belt and close to recreational areas like MacRitchie Reservoir, the town also boasts well-established public transport nodes. Just minutes away is a library, a 3900-seat stadium, swimming complex, gymnasium, and a vibrant mix of modern and traditional stores.
And of course, the relatively small size of the town means that it is almost too easy to get to the many infamous hawker and cafe joints dotted along the lorongs. And the town is still spotlighted for upgrading under the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Remaking Our Heartland programme, which will see a revamped town centre and town park, along with improved pedestrian access to the town centre. It will also benefit from the new Thomson East Coast Line (TEL), which adds 31 stations in stages from 2019 onwards.