Jurong West

Jurong West

Once a swampland filled with crocodiles, Jurong has since become an industrial powerhouse and investment magnet. Today, Jurong is one of Singapore’s major housing estates that have seen a high rate of retail, F&B and amenity developments to support the over 250,000 residents living there.

As Jurong continues its development, property in the area is widely expected to see an increase in demand and value. Accessibility to a comprehensive range of amenities accounts for the top reasons for drawing in property seekers to buy into the area. This increasing affluence and development of Jurong all but indicates its bright future.

Jurong is skyrocketing forward, thus, it’s not difficult to see why its potential is heading north.

 

Jurong West

Jurong West town, now an industrial estate, was initially a region dominated by low hills, swamps, and thick jungle. The town has experienced an ever increasing influx of workers around the Corporation Road and Boon Lay industrial area. Jurong Lake also attracts many tourists.

The Jurong West HDB Estate has been providing comfortable and sustainable living space at affordable prices to all these workers and tourists for many generations.

A vary range of housing units serve the residential purposes of about 160,000 local residents. Another interesting thing to note is that the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) intends to rejuvenate more residential areas in Jurong in an attempt to develop more commercial hubs outside the Central Business District area, an objective of the 2008 Master Plan.

The amenities provided by the estate are on par with the urban lifestyle, including shopping centres, hospitals, banks, recreational facilities, educational institutes and an excellent transport network. These facilities make the Jurong West HDB Estate an ideal place for property investment.

Location Specifics                       

Jurong West HDB estate is located in the Western region of the city. Jurong West covers an area of 9.90 square Kilometres. The neighbouring regions are Pioneer (District 22), Boon Lay (District 22), Taman Jurong (District 22), Jalan Bahar (District 24), West Coast (District 05).

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

  • Central
  • Boon Lay
  • Hong Kah
  • Taman Jurong
  • Chin Bee
  • Kian Teck
  • SAFTI
  • Yunnan
  • Wenya

Transportation Facilities

The local residents of the Jurong West HDB estate are kept well connected with excellent roads and railway transport networks.

For residents who travel by train, Lakeside MRT (EW26) and Boon Lay MRT (EW27) are the nearest stations. Construction is underway to extend the MRT Station to Joo Koon and Pioneer.

The Pan Island Expressway connects the residents of the estate with the rest of the city. Jurong West Avenue 2 and Boon Lay are also connected to the HDB estate. Bus services that run in the area are:

  • SBS Transit - 30, 79, 99, 154, 157, 174, 174e, 179, 179A, 181, 182, 182M, 192, 193, 194, 198, 199, 240, 241, 242, 243W/G, 246, 249, 251, 252, 254, 255, 257, 405
  • SMRT - 178,172,180, 187
  • Night Services - 8N, NR5

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

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions imparting high standard education to the residents of Jurong West HDB Estate are aplenty. These comprise of a number of Primary and Secondary schools. Universities and institutions offering tertiary courses are also present close to the HDB estate complex. Some of these have been listed below:

Primary Schools

  • Rulang Primary School
  • Corporation Primary School
  • Shuqun Primary School
  • Jurong West Primary School
  • Xingnan Primary School
  • Pioneer Primary School
  • Juying Primary School
  • Lakeside Primary School
  • West Grove Primary School

 

Secondary Schools

  • Westwood Secondary School
  • Hong Kah Secondary School
  • Fuhua Secondary School
  • Hua Yi Secondary School
  • Jurong West Secondary School
  • Jurong Secondary School
  • Pioneer Secondary School
  • Juying Secondary School
  • Boon Lay Secondary School
  • Yuhua Secondary School
  • River Valley High School
  • Yuan Ching Secondary School
  • Jurongville Secondary School

 

Tertiary Institutions

  • Jurong Junior College
  • Millenia Institute
  • Nanyang Technological University

Facilities / Amenities

Residents and tourists are always fascinated by the facilities that Jurong West can offer them. All the amenities required for modern day living are found at arm's length. There is a great opportunity for shopping and dining, parks and playground for kids to have a fun time, easy accessibility to banks, reliable and reputed health care services, a myriad of recreational facilities and many more.

Shopping Centres

  • Gek Poh Shopping Mall
  • Pioneer Mall
  • Jurong Point Shopping Centre
  • Taman Jurong Shopping Centre

 

Dine-Out Places

  • Kopitiam
  • Hwa Keat Eating House
  • Boon Lay Raja Restaurant
  • Fast Food Restaurants (McDonalds, KFC, Burger Kings, Subways, Pizza Hut, etc.)

 

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Jurong Green Community Club
  • Jurong Spring Community Club
  • Gek Poh Community Centre
  • SAFRA Jurong

 

Healthcare Facilities

  • Healthway Jurong West Clinic
  • Beijing Health-Life Centre

Places of Worship

  • Boo Tong San Temple
  • Sisters of the Infant of Jesus Christ
  • Masjid Assyakirin

 

Others

  • Fico Sports Hub
  • Jurong West Community Library
  • Jurong Regional Library
  • Jurong Cineplex
  • Palm View Garden
  • Jurong Hill Park

 

For generations, the HDB Estate has served its residents with its superior services for a safe, convenient and healthy lifestyle. Jurong West HDB Estate has gained recognition for providing quality homes which are now assets for their owners. The HDB estate in Jurong West has been undergoing massive facelift to maintain a high quality of life. With its various options of monetization, mortgage financing and rental scheme for public, the HDB estate provides the most sought after homes for property investor.

Did you know...

  • In regards to the number of birds, Jurong Bird Park (located on Jurong Hill's western slope) is the largest bird park in the world.
  • Jurong Hill has what known as a "garden of fame", is named for the trees that were planted by foreign high-ranking officials.

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