While visiting Bishan Park, you should also drop by at the nearby Ang Mo Kio New Town and/or Bishan New Town to experience how the local people live in the high rise flats of these HBD housing estates. It is generally safe to walk around and the locals are friendly and communicate in English effectively.
If you have time, you should walk around Sin Ming Drive located near to Bishan Park. There are many vehicle repair shops here as well as hawker centres and coffee shops where you can try the local food.
The Bright Hill Temple is a very famous Buddhist temple in Singapore and is located along Sin Ming Avenue just next to Bishan Park. You can visit this beautiful Buddhist temple if you are at Bishan Park. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.
When you enter Bishan Park from Sin Ming Avenue, you will see the Bishan Golf Driving Range where local people come and practice their golfing skills, especially during the weekends.
This small Buddhist temple is located along Sin Ming Avenue just next to Bishan Park and the famous Bright Hill temple.