Hillview Estate – From the mid 1940s to the late 80s, Hillview was a place for industrial region with offices, for example, Old Ford Motor Factory (worked in 1941), Castrol Oil Company, Union Carbide and Cycle and Carriage Daimler-Benz vehicle get together plant (worked in 1965). Hume Avenue was likely named after Walter R Hume, an innovator turned business person who established Hume Pipe Company (Australia). Today, just the old Ford Motor production line still stays as different industrial facilities cleared a path for new private advancements.
The KTM Malayan Railway used to work traveler and cargo benefits that utilise through Hillview, from Malaysia in the north to Tanjong Pagar station in the south. Of centrality are two railroad support extensions crossing over the undulating territory close Hillview. Under a two-sided understanding marked among Singapore and Malaysia on 24 May 2010, the railroad land has been given back to Singapore. There are currently plans to redevelop the railroad land running along Hillview into a Rail Corridor. Ideas incorporate saving it as a green hallway, a cyclist expressway with direct access into the focal business area, nurseries and network spaces.
During the Second World War, the zone saw one of the fiercest military experiences in Singapore during World War II as Bukit Timah held vital and strategic significance to both the Japanese and the British. The Ford Motor Factory most outstandingly filled in as the setting on 15 February 1942 for the proper give up of the Malayan Peninsula by the British Commanding Officer, Lt-Gen. Arthur Ernest Percival, to the Japanese Commander of the 25th Army, Gen. Yamashita Tomoyuki.
The rich history of Hillview is a great story to tell. Today, Hillview estate had been transformed to a modern day livings with many new amenities and private residential homes in the estate. Hong Leong Holdings saw a great opportunity to develop Hillview Rise site and top bid the land parcel. The anticipated residential development to be known as Midwood to be developed by Hong Leong Holdings Limited will be the next most exciting project to be sought after in Hillview estate.
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