Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio literally means ‘Westerner's bridge' in Hokkien, a term derived from Westerners who had settled in this region in the early days. The area has very recently undergone extensive redevelopment, of which residential development plans account for a majority. The residential segment with HDB estates comprising of apartment and condominium blocks available throughout the region, has achieved immense popularity. Over 54,000 housing units serve the residential purposes of about 280,000 local residents.

The availability of all the amenities needed for modern urban lifestyle, including shopping malls, entertainment complexes, recreational facilities as well as a convenient and efficient transportation networks in the region has made Ang Mo Kio HDB estate a preferred place for residential property investments.

 

Location Specifics

The Ang Mo Kio HDB estate is located in the North region of the city. The neighbouring regions are Bishan (District 20), Sin Ming (District 20), Seletar (District 28) and Yio Chu Kang (District 19).

AMK Estates

The area has been divided into several sub-zones for the ease of planning and development, especially of the residential unit blocks. They are:

  • Ang Mo Kio Town Centre
  • Chong Boon
  • Cheng San
  • Townsville
  • Kebun Bahru
  • Shangri-la
  • Sembawang Hills
  • Sindo
  • Yio Chu Kang
  • Seletar

The area has been planned in such a way that the residential space and ambience are of higher quality.

 

Transportation Facilities

The local residents of the Ang Mo Kio HDB estate are served by a whole array of road and railway transport networks.

For travelling by railways, Ang Mo Kio MRT station and Yio Chu Kang MRT station serve the residents of the HDB estate.

AMK MRT

The Central Expressway serves as the main road link between the estate and rest of the city. Bus services that run in the area are:

  • SMRT - 825, 592, NR1 (night) etc.

  • SBS - 261, 25, 45, 70, 1N (night), 577h etc.

Taxis and hired cars are also available as convenient modes of transport to the residents.

 

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions in and around Ang Mo Kio HDB estate include a number of primary and secondary schools. Institutions offering tertiary courses are also present at a stone's throw from the HDB estate complex. Some of these have been listed below:

Primary Schools

  • Ang Mo Kio Primary School

  • Mayflower Primary School

  • Jing Shan Primary School

 

Secondary Schools

  • Peirce Secondary School

  • Ang Mo Kio Secondary School

  • Mayflower Secondary School

  • Anderson Secondary School

 

Tertiary Institutions

  • Nanyang Polytechnic

  • ITE College West (Ang Mo Kio Segment)

  • Anderson Junior College

 

Facilities/Amenities

Ang Mo Kio HDB estate has all the facilities needed for modern urban lifestyle. Shopping avenues, dine-out places, recreation centres, entertainment complexes, clubs and places of religious interest are aplenty in the area. Singapore's only Grassroots' Club is located in this area as well.

Shopping Centres

  • Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Hub

  • Ang Mo Kio Food Centre

 

Dine-Out Places

  • Gim Tim Restaurant

  • Jack's Place

  • Fast Food Retail Giants such as KFC, McDonald's and Pizza Hut are also present within the estate area.

 

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Ang Mo Kio Community Centre

  • Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex

  • Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall and Community Club

 

Places of Worship

  • The Swee Kow Kuan Temple

  • Masjid Ai-Muttaqin

  • Mount Olives Church of God

 

Others

  • Cathay Cineplex and Eng Wah Jubilee Cinema Hall

  • Ang Mo Kio Community Library

  • Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

  • Police Security Command very near to the estate area assures that the whole residential block is secured and safe.

  • The Grassroots' Club

 

As it is evident, the region of Ang Mo Kio has had a very successful massive urban development in the recent years, thereby allowing Ang Mo Kio HDB estate to become one of the prime residential location in Singapore. This rise in popularity has not only been influenced by the excellent living conditions within the HDB estate, but also by the developed-yet-tranquil cultural cityscape of the region of Ang Mo Kio.

 

Did you know...

  • The name Ang Mo Kio can also be interpreted as "Red Hair Bridge". The "Red Hair" refers to one Lady Jennifer Windsor, who is related to a crossing that went across the Pierce Reservoir. Following the drowning of her two sons and the disappearance of her daughter Angela around this area, she (as well as other locals) began to hear the cries of a young girl around the crossing. As a result, until she died the Lady Windsor would be by the bridge day after day. Locals who saw her constantly knitting or reading by the bridge eventually referred to the crossing as "Red Hair Bridge".

  • Block 524 on Ang Mo Kio Street 52 is known for its many awards in cleanliness and neighbourhood friendliness amongst the residents.

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