Queenstown

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The region of Queenstown is named after Queen Elizabeth II to mark her coronation ceremony in 1953. This region was among the first residential areas to be taken up by the government of Singapore as a test bed for Singapore's public housing initiatives. It became the first satellite town to be developed around this region. Within a short span of time, Queenstown became one of the more prominent residential areas in Singapore. With the rising population further development of many condominiums and HDB estates took place. These residential units - approximately 28,406 thus far - are well known for their facilities and excellent living conditions, and are home to about 94,900 residents.

Dwellers of the Queenstown HDB estate have access to a plethora of facilities within a very close distance from their place of living. The amenities found in this estate include food markets, entertainment facilities, sports complexes and various commercial establishments. The student population at this area can receive all kinds of education as Queenstown has a educational infrastructure well-known for its high quality . In addition, there are parks and playgrounds that cater to the recreational needs of people living in Queenstown HDB estate. With the rise in the number of residential areas many shopping malls and supermarkets have come up in this region and surrounding areas.

Location Specifics

Queenstown HDB estate lies in the central-western part of Singapore. Some of the neighbouring regions to Queenstown are Dempsey Road (District 10), Leng Kee (District 3), Tanglin (District 10) and Telok Blangah (District 4).

The region of Queenstown has been divided into 13 sub zones for the sake of better administration and planning. These sub zones are:

  • Ghim Moh
  • Holland Drive
  • Commonwealth
  • Tanglin Drive
  • Mei Chin
  • Queensway
  • Portsdown
  • Buona Vista
  • Dover
  • National University
  • Kent Ridge
  • Pasir Panjang

These sub zones are well developed with many residential areas spread over the region. Today every sub zone is loaded with enormous opportunities for happy living.

Transportation Network

Construction of broad roads, flyovers and expressways have relieved residents of the locality from traffic congestion and traveling problems. There are two primary modes of transportation available in Queenstown - road and railways.

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a popular mode of conveyance for a large number of commuters. This is because MRT services come at regular intervals from 2 to 8 mins, ensuring minimal wait time and as such allow better time planning. In Queenstown, commuters generally board the MRT at the Queenstown Station (EW19)

There are various bus services operating across the region. Singapore Bus Services (SBS) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) are the two popular bus operators. Other private bus services are also available. Some of the bus services that run in Queenstown are:

  • SBS - 51, 111, 145, 186, 195
  • SMRT - 970
  • Night Services - NR5

Educational Institutions

Queenstown has an excellent infrastructure for education with the presence of many primary, secondary as well as tertiary educational institutes. Some of the prominent educational institutions found in and around this region are:

Primary Schools

  • Queenstown Primary School
  • New Town Primary School
  • Tanglin Trust Primary School

 

Secondary Schools

  • Queenstown Secondary School
  • Queensway Secondary School
  • Clementi Town Secondary School

 

Tertiary Institutes

  • MDIS
  • National Institute of Education
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia

Facilities / Amenities

Queenstown HDB estate is located at a prime location where all facilities can be accessed with ease. An increase in the number of residents of HDB estate has in turn led to development of the estate as a whole. Today all essential needs for modern day living can be found in Queenstown.

Some of the amenities found within close distance from the Queenstown HDB estate are:

Shopping Centres

  • Queensway Shopping Centre
  • Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
  • IKEA Alexandra

 

Dine-Out Places

  • Rio Brazilian Restaurant
  • Golden Crown Restaurant
  • Hai Kee Teochew Cha Kway Teow

 

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Queenstown Townclub
  • Queenstown Community Centre
  • Leng Kee Community Centre

 

Healthcare Facilities

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Camden Medical Centre

 

Places of Worship

  • Tiong Ghee Temple
  • Masjid Jamae Queenstown
  • Queenstown Baptist Church

 

Others

  • Alexandra Community Library
  • Queenstown Community Library
  • Haw Par Villa
  • Greenleaf View Park

 

The exceptional quality of living in Queenstown HDB estates has made these housing units widely popular among the citizens as well as expatriates. There are many projects in the pipeline and some are ready for sale. People living in the HDB can also enjoy the calm and quite ambiance of Queenstown.

Did you know...

  • Queenstown's original name was wu wei gang.
  • Anchorpoint Shopping Mall, located within the Queenstown area, is Singapore's first outlet mall.

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