In addition to the various amenities, there are ample opportunities for recreation and entertainment that residents of Yishun HDB Estate can enjoy. Two major parks – Yishun Park and Lower Seletar Reservoir Park – and Yishun 10 cineplex are located in the area. Yishun Industrial Park, although a small industrial park, is the address of some of the internationally famous corporations in Singapore. With the presence of such facilities Yishun HDB Estate has remained a preferred site among property buyers.
With various development programmes underway in the region including construction of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and improvement of other facilities, the value of Yishun HDB Estate units are bound to appreciate in the near future.
Yishun HDB Estate enjoys a great location with lush green parks, a large reservoir and highways in the vicinity. The HDB estate is bound by Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Park. Yishun Ring Road runs along the area and Khatib MRT station is situated within walking distance. The Lower Seletar Reservoir lies to the east and south of the HDB estate.
The area shares its boundaries with Sembawang New Town to the northwest, Mandai to the west, Simpang Kiri to the north and Ang Mo Kio New Town to the north. The nearby districts of Yishun are Sembawang (District 27), Seletar (District 28), Upper Thomson (District 20 and 26), Woodlands (District 23, 25 and 27) and Yio Chu Kang (District 19).
The region is further subdivided into nine sub zones:
- Yishun Central
- Yishun East
- Yishun South
- Lower Seletar Reservoir
- Nee Soon
- Yishun West
The transportation network in Yishun is well developed and the mobility of traffic is facilitated by an organised network of broad and narrow roads. The region has both rail and road transportation facilities.
For commuters travelling by railways, the place is served by Yishun MRT (NS 13) and Khatib MRT (NS 14) stations, both built above the ground level, which are part of the North-South route and serves Yishun New Town.
For road transportation needs, Yishun Bus Interchange serves the purpose with various buses operating on different routes. Some of the main services are listed below:
SMRT Feeder Services: 800, 804, 806
SMRT Trunk Services: 169, 171, 851, 852, 853, 853, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 965, 969
SMRT Buses Intratown Services: 811/811E, 812/812E
There are quite a number of reputed primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Yishun where students of the HDB estate can obtain quality education. Some of the major schools are listed below.
- Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School
- Huamin Primary School
- Jiemin Primary School
- Chongfu Primary School
- Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
- North View Secondary School
- Northbrooks Secondary School
- Northland Secondary School
- Yishun Junior College
- ITE College Central
- SAF Education Centre
Facilities / Amenities
|Yishun Community Library|
All kinds of facilities and amenities required for middle and upper class residents are available in Yishun. A number of shopping malls, entertainment complexes, reputed medical units, variety of restaurants and community clubs are present in the area. Some of which are listed below.
- Northpoint Shopping Centre
- Sembawang Shopping Centre
- Sun Plaza
- Crown Palace Restaurant
- Sakae Sushi Restaurant
- Bistro Delifrance Restaurant
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- Yishun Polyclinic
- The Child Specialist Medical Centre
Community Centres and Clubs
- Orchid Country Club
- Safra Yishun Country Club
- Nee Soon East Community Club
Places of Worship
- Wan Sua Keng Temple
- Church Of Our Lady Star Of The Sea
- Masjid Darul Makmur
- Yishun Community Library
- Nee Soon East Community Children’s Library
- Yishun Park
- Northpoint’s opening in 1992 granted it the honour of being the first mall that was a modern sub-urban mall in a major housing estate.
- With the completion of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in 2010, it will be the only other hospital to be located in the north aside from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which would benefit residents greatly.