Sengkang

Sengkang

Sengkang was once a thriving port area, with fishing villages and rubber plantations being the mainstay of the economy of the region. Because of these features, Sengkang's name that literally means "prosperous harbour" in Chinese is quite justified. Today Sengkang HDB estate has a young and prosperous residential estate. This residential area comprises almost 40,000 residential units, most of them being apartments and flats. Over 138,500 people reside in these modern residential units, with the numbers expected to increase voluminously in the coming years.

The two main rivers of the region, Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon, make this area a fertile, green patch amidst the asphalt jungle. Apart from affluent residential luxuries, the varied entertainment avenues and excellent facilities of the region also serve as a big boost towards the increasing interest amongst the property investors of the area. An efficient transportation network, with a self-sufficient intra-town LRT (Light Rail Transit) network has made it conveniently accessible to people from all parts of the city. The multitude of apartment blocks and other residential developments in the area have come in unison with the increasing commercial development of the region. Today, Sengkang New Town area has become one of the prime residential areas in Singapore, especially for those who wish to settle down in an affluent suburb with all modern facilities available at their fingertips.

 

Location Specifics

The region of Sengkang is surrounded by several prosperous districts, namely Defu Lane (District 19), Seletar (District 28), Punggol (District 19) and Yio Chu Kang (District 19).

Sengkang is further divided into a number of sub-zones for easy and effective administration:

  • Sungei Serangoon West
  • Sungei Serangoon East
  • Sengkang Town Centre
  • Trafalgar
  • Buangkok
  • Jalan Kayu West
  • Jalan Kayu East

The well administered facilities in the region have helped Sengkang New Town evolve into comparatively a much better residential estate.

Transportation Facilities

The Sengkang New Town area is served by both road transportation as well as an efficient railway network.

The major MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station in the area that serves the residents of the estate is the Sengkang MRT station. The Sengkang LRT network, an intra-town railway line, is also a popular mode of transport for the residents there.

The Sengkang Bus Interchange is the main bus station in the area, and some of the bus services that cater to the residents of the New Town area are:

  • SBS - 156, 159, 161, 372
  • SMRT - NR6 (night service), 965

Taxis are also available for a more comfortable and private means of transport.

Educational Institutions

A number of primary and secondary schools enrich the prospects of elementary and high-school education in the region. The University of New Brunswick is situated nearby. Locals and the residents of the Sengkang New Town area have a variety of options to choose from, as far as the education of their children is concerned.

Primary Schools

  • Compassvale Primary School

  • Nan Chiau Primary School

  • Anchor Green Primary School

  • Seng Kang Primary School

  • Fernvale Primary School

 

Secondary Schools

  • Nan Chiau High School

  • Compassvale Secondary School

  • Seng Kang Secondary School

  • CHIJ St. Joseph's Convent

  • Pei Hwa Secondary School

 

Tertiary Institutions

  • University of New Brunswick

 

Facilities/Amenities

Equipped with almost all the modern facilities needed for modern urban lifestyle, Sengkang HDB estate is one of the best places to settle down in. Shopping centres, sports complexes, and world-class restaurants are some examples of the ample entertainment opportunities present in the area. Security and law enforcement services also toil hard to keep the region trouble-free.

Some of the most popular places that are frequented by local residents are:

Shopping Centres

  • Compassvale Shopping Centre (Compass Point)

  • Rivervale Plaza

  • Fernvale Point

Compass Point

Compass Point

Dine-Out Places

  • Bistro Delifrance

  • Jack's Place

  • Wasabi Restaurant

 

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Sengkang Community Hub

  • Anchorvale Community Centre

  • Rivervale Community Centre

 

Healthcare Facilities

  • Institute of Mental Health

  • Buangkok Green Medical Park

  • Bright Vision Hospital

 

Places of Worship

  • Sengkang Methodist Community Church

  • Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple

  • Puat Jit Buddhist Temple

 

Others

  • Sengkang Sports Complex

  • Sengkang Sculpture Park

  • Seng Kang Fire Station

  • Fu Hui Library

 

The administration of Singapore is planning to turn Sengkang HDB estate into the residential estate of the "21st century". With the consequent redevelopment process on the way, the area is to undergo a great change and has already become one of the most favoured residential estates for young professionals as well as white-collared civilians. Sengkang HDB estate, with the help of massive residential constructions and well-maintained natural greenery, is truly the epitome of Singaporean development in recent times.

Did you know...

  • Sengkang used to be called Kangkar (or Gang jiao) which means "foot of the port" in reference to a fishing port situated by Sungei Serangoon.

  • Sengkang has the honour of being the first satellite new town that was constructed at the same time as public transportation conveniences. It also is home to the second LRT line that opened in Singapore.

 

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