Bukit Timah can be translated to "tin hill" from the Malay Language. Today, Bukit Timah is perceived as one of the most sought-after addresses in Singapore, due to its central location, exclusivity and high-end atmosphere. The atmosphere can be attributed to its residents - many ministers, rich expatriates and professionals reside in this area,
Bukit Timah has an estimated 8,800 HDB resident population and about 2,423 flats. It is divided into 8 subzones. Bukit Timah Hill is Singapore's tallest hill. The area also has an extensive flora and fauna collection, which can be discovered in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.