Heartland Gems @ South West
Bukit Gombak Sunshine RC
Sunshine Residents RC
The Residents’ Committees (RCs) were introduced in 1978 to promote neighbourliness, racial harmony and community cohesiveness amongst residents within their respective RC zones in Housing and Development Board estates. Run by residents for residents, RCs also work closely with other grassroots organisations like the Citizens’ Consultative Committees and various government agencies to improve the physical environment and safety of their respective precincts.
Do you know which RC is closest to your home? Here in this vicinity, it’s the Sunshine RC which was founded in 2006.
Address: Blk 531, Bukit Batok Street 51, #01-122, Singapore 650531
History of Bukit Gombak
In Malay, Bukit means “hill” while Gombak refers to a collection of something. Did you know that Singapore’s second and third tallest hill can be found in this estate, with Bukit Gombak Hill at 133m tall and Pearl’s Hill at 113m tall?
Bukit Gombak is a self-sufficient small town filled with HDBs, condominiums, recreational facilities and a glimpse of nature. Prior to its development, battles occurred here, with Japanese Commander Lieutenant General Yamashita choosing the Chureito at Bukit Batok Park as a memorial for Japanese soldiers as the battle was fought fiercest here!
Sources: estate.sg, nlb.gov.sg
Community gardens are common spaces where people of different
demographics come together to create, develop and sustain a gardening
space in their locality. Through community gardening, the gardening
culture and a greater sense of civic ownership is manifested amongst the
public and private estates, schools and organisation.
First launched in May 2005, the Community in Bloom (CIB) nationwide
gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together
residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our City in Nature.
In addition to sowing edible crops, community gardens also helps to attract wildlife to our urban greenery. Thanks to these pockets of green spaces, charismatic birds and butterflies are increasingly becoming a common sight in our neighbourhoods and communities. Can you spot any?
Source : NParks
Spices Memory Game
Select two cards to open and try to match the spices in 60 seconds.
8 Spices: Cloves, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cardamom, Coriander, Cumin, Mustard Seeds.
Experience Locomole’s immersive AR trail here!
Had fun learning more about your neighbourhood yet? Download the Locomole app to access our Bukit Gombak trail with 15 featured locations, with more exciting games and information, all at your fingertips.
Check out more fun AR trails too!
What is Locomole?
Locomole is an experiential discovery travel guide app with AR/MR enabled immersive experience driven by Extended-Reality (XR).
A travel guide at your fingertips
Discover an immersive world around your neighbourhood as a local. Empower yourself with self-guided trails, local hotspots, places of interest and the confidence to get lost in their discovery.
A total experience
Connect and create memories through local experiences via AR/VR features. Interactive learning and rewarding experiences through gamification and rewards.
Heartland Gems @ South West
The South West Community Development Council (CDC), in collaboration with Corporate Alliance for Good Ltd (CAforGood), LDR Technology Pte Ltd (LDR), SG Digital Office (SDO), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), are launching the first of its kind, Heartland Gems @ South West Augmented Reality (AR) Trail on 2 July 2022.
This initiative aims to encourage residents to appreciate the rich history, culture and heritage of the heartlands and learn new digital skills in support of the Digital for Life (DfL) movement.
The inaugural trail at Bukit Gombak comprises 15 interesting scenic spots such as the Little Guilin and local food delicacies at the Neighbourhood Food Centre. Through the use of augmented reality and QR code placed strategically along the trails, residents can discover interesting facts and history about the places and stories of the hawkers and merchants, enjoy little games at the various spots and take fun photos with 3D AR objects.
For the convenience of customers, there are coffee shops like Air Pasang, shops and stalls like Top Durian, and Sin Chwee Mini Mart which accept E-payments and allow customers to transact digitally using their mobile phones. Customers can also use their CDC vouchers to pay for their purchases.
Come experience this special AR trail now, and enjoy the heartland gems Bukit Gombak can offer!