Who’s it suitable for?
Toa Payoh Crest (MOP in 2022) is a perfect HDB for those who are looking for:
- Resale HDB flats in Toa Payoh
- Family-oriented development
- Easy access by public transport
- Numerous hawker centres nearby
- Proximity to MacRitchie Nature Reserve
Located along the junction of Toa Payoh Rise and Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Crest is one of the tallest developments in the town, spanning 40 storeys. This HDB project is conveniently near both the Caldecott and Braddell MRT stations – both of which are less than a 10-minute walk from the development. The former gives access to both the Circle Line and the Thomson-East Coast Line, while the latter gives access to the North-South Line.
To quickly access the other areas of Toa Payoh as well as Braddell, Kallang, and Bishan, you can also head to the nearest bus stop within the HDB complex at Block 131. Residents of Toa Payoh Crest with cars can easily access the north, south, and east-west of Singapore as the HDB sits near the intersection of the Central Expressway (CTE) and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
Within the project area, residents can expect a multitude of amenities. For active leisure, there are playgrounds that children can explore as well as designated outdoor fitness facilities for adults and the elderly. If you just want to relax, there are shelters found within the central open space. You can even do some gardening at the community garden above the multi-storey car park.
Toa Payoh Crest is a very family-friendly development. Located in the development, there are designated care centres for children and seniors. The senior care and activity centre here provides general daycare as well as care for dementia, rehabilitation services, basic nursing, and other social services.
You will also come across a number of shops nearby as you walk along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh. In the HDB right across, there is a Toh Mui Koh, Nice Minimart, and a small grocery store if you need to make quick purchases. There is also the Toa Payoh West Market and Food Center for quick eats. If you walk down towards Toa Payoh Heights Park, there’s a Chop Seng Heng where you can get a bigger selection of groceries.
Hawker Centres Near Toa Payoh Crest
As mentioned earlier, one of the local-favourite hawker centres near Toa Payoh Crest is the Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre. Some stalls worth trying are Da Heng Kway Chap, 88 Congee, Hong Kong Lung Hwa Roast Duck, and Come Daily Hokkien Mee.
Another hawker centre worth trying is the Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre. Known as one of the best hawker centres in the area, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of local favourites (such as Hokkien Prawn Mee and fishball noodles) as well as international stalls (from Western to Thai, to Japanese).
These are the hawker centres within a 3-kilometre radius:
- Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre (270m)
- Koufu Toa Payoh HDB Centre (850m)
- 92 Spring Kopitiam (1.0km)
- Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Blk 93 Market and Hawker Centre (1.0km)
- Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre (1.4km)
- Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre (1.7km)
- Balestier Market (2.1km)
- Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre (2.2km)
- Whampoa Food Centre (2.8km)
Shopping Centres Near Toa Payoh Crest
The nearest mall to this HDB development is the Toa Payoh Mall. It is just an 11-minute walk away and connects to the Toa Payoh MRT station. The mall is a combination of the Toa Payoh Hub and Toa Payoh Mall shophouses.
If you feel like the Toa Payoh Mall is limited in stores, the Zhongshan Mall is just a 7-minute drive. With approximately 35 units of retail shops & F&B outlets, you’ll find stores such as: NTUC Finest Supermarket, ThaiExpress, Noodle Thai Kitchen, Unforgettable Chinese Restaurant, ToastBox, Subway and Food Fair Food Court. Do check the mall’s website to see the latest update on the stores!
Here are the malls around the Toa Payoh area:
- Toa Payoh Mall (900m)
- Zhongshan Mall (1.7km)
- Square 2 (2.4km)
- Velocity @ Novena Square (2.5km)
- Goldhill Plaza Mall (2.8km)
- United Square Shopping Mall (2.9km)
Schools Near Toa Payoh Crest
Families with children will be in close proximity to numerous good schools. Especially for the ones participating in the balloting exercise, Toa Payoh Crest is surrounded by popular schools in Toa Payoh and Bishan areas. Pei Chun Public School, CHIJ Primary Toa Payoh, Kheng Cheng School, Catholic High School, and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian School are all within a 2km radius of Toa Payoh Crest, thus you’ll get a higher chance to secure a seat in these popular schools.
Parks Near Toa Payoh Crest
Nature lovers would be excited to know that MacRitchie Reservoir Park is just a 6-minute drive from Toa Payoh Crest. Anchored by Singapore’s largest reservoir, it is one of the destinations for water sports enthusiasts. The greenery in this park will also hold a different experience when you get to see it from up the Treetop Walks. This is the 250-metre, free-standing suspension bridge spanning the two highest points within MacRitchie.
If you are not really a fan of heights, the MacRitchie Trails offer an 11-kilometre nature trail loop for you to take a leisurely stroll. These trails are located within the tropical rainforest of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve where you might run into long-tailed macaques, squirrels, monitor lizards, and even flying lemurs.
Libraries Near Toa Payoh Crest
Library-goers will be able to reach the Toa Payoh Public Library in 13 minutes just by walking. This public library spans 3-storeys with a collection of more than 240,000 print and non-print items that include books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials. Visitors can also download their favourite ebooks from OverDrive by availing of the eReader loan service that allows library users to borrow Sony eReaders.
Toa Payoh Public Library has 3 main sections: the Early Literacy Section, the Newspapers & Magazine Lounge, and the Teens’ Zone. This library is also home to Writing the City, a community of writers committed to the craft of writing. They host monthly workshops and offer participants writing exercises, guest lectures, and exposure to various types of literature from both established and emerging writers.
Places of Worship Near Toa Payoh Crest
Rest assured that people of faith can easily access their respective places of worship from Toa Payoh Crest. For Christians, the Heritage Baptist Church, Toa Payoh Methodist Church, and RiverPlace Church are all within a 15-minute walk.
By commuting, Muslims can quickly get to Masjid Muhajirin or the Singapore Islamic Hub. Buddhists can most easily go to Wat Sangkharatanarama or the Burmese Buddhist Temple. Lastly, Hindus will also have access to the Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple.
Hospitals Near Toa Payoh Crest
There won’t be any need to panic in case you fall sick, even at odd hours as a number of family clinics that offer their services 24/7 are within walking distance to the HDB project. The Mount Alvernia Hospital is also just a 5-minute drive/cab ride away if you’re coming down with something that needs more medical attention or if you simply seek a larger health facility.
Here is a list of health facilities nearby:
- Braddell Family Clinic (280m)
- Braddell Medical Clinic (350m)
- Kingsway Medical 24-Hr Clinic Braddell (600m)
- Yap Medical Clinic (750m)