Toa Payoh Town is the first town designed and developed entirely by the Housing & Development Board (HDB). As the HDB's first major town project, Toa Payoh became a model for public housing in the 1960s. This town is also known for many of Singapore's first, such as the first cooperative supermarket and first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. This trail covers some of the landmarks including religious institutions, burial grounds and health centres. The history of these places are intrinsically tied to the social memories of the residents who lived there and those who continue to call Toa Payoh their home.

We are working on new research for the Toa Payoh Heritage Trail, and look forward to telling these new stories when they're ready.