Bukit Merah is a place on the southern part of Singapore. It takes its name after the hill there. Bukit Merah means "red hill" in Malay. This is due to the laterite earth in the area. However, there is a Malay legend associated with the hill. In the old times, there was a fishing village in Singapore that was often attacked by swordfish. One day, a young boy proposed to the ruler that a palisade of banana trunks be built as defense against the swordfish attack. When the palisade was erected, the attacking swordfish were stuck in the banana trunks, saving the village. The villagers paraded the boy as a local hero. However, this stirred the jealousy of the ruler, who ordered that the boy be killed. His blood was said to turn the soil red.
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Amenities in Bukit MerahSchools in Bukit Merah include Bukit Merah Secondary School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School and Henderson Secondary School. Places of worship here include Jamiyah Ar-rabitah Mosque, Kwan Yam Theng Buddhist Temple and Zhen Ren Gong Temple. Public facilities include Bukit Merah Swimming Complex and Bukit Merah Community Library. Retail premises include the IKEA store at neighboring Alexandria.
Getting thereRedhill MRT Station (EW18) on the East West Line and Bukit Merah Bus Interchange.
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