Schools in Jurong
Residents living in Jurong do not have to worry about their school-going children having to make long daily commutes. There are many preschools as well as primary and secondary schools in Jurong, Lakeside and Boon Lay. There is even a junior college in Jurong West. Many of them are conveniently located within housing estates and a number of them are within walking distance of an MRT station.
In addition, Jurong also has a school that caters to special needs children. The Grace Orchard School caters to children aged 7 to 18 that are diagnosed with mild intellectual disabilities and autism.
It also has an international school. The Canadian International School has a student body of 3,000 from 80 countries. The school offers the International Baccalaureate for primary, middle years and diploma programmes to students from ages 2 to 18. It also offers bilingual programmes with Chinese or French as a second language.
Hospitals and polyclinics
There are four public hospitals and a private hospital.
Ng Teng Fong Hospital, which opened in 2015, is part of an integrated medical development that includes Jurong Community Hospital. The medical hub offers a comprehensive range of services including surgery, emergency medicine, dentistry and psychiatry. It is also conveniently located within walking distance of Jurong East MRT station.
Those who prefer to seek private medical care can go to West Point Hospital where they provide 24-hours outpatient care and services including health screening, physiotherapy and TCM.
In addition, pet-owners with sick pets can seek medical attention from Republic Veterinary Clinic at Jurong Point.
The finance and banking needs of the residents is well served by numerous banks and ATMs found near their home or at major malls in the neighbourhood. There are also a number of banks and ATMs located within Jurong East, Lakeside and Pioneer MRT stations.
Banks and ATMs
When it comes to buying groceries, the only headache you’ll have is deciding which supermarket to patronise. You can get your daily necessities from a number of FairPrice outlets located all over the area.
Those looking to buy more than just groceries can head to FairPrice Xtra where they can also pick up furniture and electronic appliances. There’s a FairPrice Xtra in JEM and Jurong Point. They can also pop over to HyperMart at Big Box to do some comparison shopping.
Young residents who are interested in Korean culture and food will be pleased to know that they can head to Seoul Mart in Westgate to purchase their favourite Korean snacks and pre-packed kimchi.
Post offices and Popstations
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