tanglin is an area whose hilly terrain includes leonie, cluny, emerald, mount elizabeth, claymore, nassim and goodwood hills. the name tanglin is believed to be derived from the name of william napier’s house, tang leng, which was constructed in 1854. the house was likely named after the area’s chinese name twa tang leng, meaning “great east hill peaks”, a reference to the many hills in the area. tanglin has many established residences, luxury apartments and condominiums. five-star hotels, embassies, consulates and high commissions of various countries are also located there.
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