Buona Vista is a
neighbourhood and subdivision of the city-state of Singapore, but is often referenced as a town. As a major subdivision, it is served by the
Buona Vista MRT
Station which links it up with the MRT system.
- Not to be confused with Buena
has a bus terminal.
Buona Vista is close to the Dover
and Ghim Moh
estates, and Holland Village
. It shares its name
with North Buona Vista Road and South Buona Vista Road, which
together is a famous (or infamous) hilly winding road that
navigates through Kent
Ridge and is well known by thrill-seekers and racers
was so named because of the
good view it offers — buona vista
means "good sight" in
Italian. North Buona Vista Road was officially named in 1972.
Service College, Ministry of Education and
one-north are located close to the
Buona Vista MRT
Station. National University Hospital (NUH) is connected by a shuttle bus that brings
passengers to and from the MRT Station.
Since January 2008,
this shuttle bus has been temporarily shifted to nearby Dover MRT
due to renovation going on for the upcoming underground Circle Line
MRT station which will be ready by 2010.
Facilities include the Buona Vista Swimming Pool and the Community Centre
which are located at
is also located at Buona Vista
As of this moment, the areas around Buona Vista are undergoing
Buona Vista is divided between the Holland-Bukit
Timah Group Representation Constituency
) and the West Coast GRC
Member of Parliament for the
portion belonging to Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, which includes
Holland Drive and Holland Village is Lim Swee Say, who is Minister, Prime Minister's
- Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A
Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press,