Jurong East

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jurong East
English Name: Jurong East
Chinese Name: 裕廊东
Hanyupinyin Name: yùlángdōng
Malay Name: Jurong Timur
Tamil Name: ஜூரோங் கிழக்கு
Telugu Name: జోరాంగ్ ఈస్ట్
Total area: 3.84 km²
Residential area: 1.65 km²
Dwelling units: 48,477
Projected ultimate: 22,360
Population: 29,000

Jurong East is a planning area of Singapore. It is bounded by Sungei Pandan, the Pan Island Expressway, Jurong Canal Drive, Boon Lay Way, Yuan Ching Road, the Ayer Rajah Expressway, Jurong Port Road, Jalan Buroh, Jurong Pier Road and the Northern border of Selat Jurong.

History[edit]

The development of Jurong started in the 1970s when estates such as Boon Lay, Taman Jurong, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah, Teban Gardens and Yuhua were built, mostly due to the resettlement of Hong Kah (present-day Tengah) and surrounding villages. Yuhua, Teban Gardens, Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak formed Jurong East.

Sub-zones[edit]

There are 10 sub-zones[1] in Jurong East,

Housing[edit]

Neighborhoods[edit]

There are 4 neighborhoods in Jurong East

Politics[edit]

The Northern section is under Jurong GRC and Southern section under West Coast GRC.

Education[edit]

There are 3 Primary schools and 4 Secondary schools in Jurong East.

Recreation[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • Jurong East Sports and Recreation Centre

Leisure[edit]

  • Jurong Lake Park
  • Pandan Gardens Park Connector
  • Jurong Park Connector
  • Toh Guan Neighborhood Park
  • Pandan Gardens Leisure Park
  • Pandan Reservoir Fitness Corner
  • Jurong Country Club
  • Hong Kah East Neighborhood Park
  • Yuhua Village Neighborhood Park

Tourist Attractions[edit]

There are 3 tourist attractions in Jurong East:

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Jurong East is connected to the rest of Singapore with the Pan Island Expressway(PIE) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway(AYE).

Public Transport[edit]

Mass Rapid Transit[edit]

Jurong East is served by 2 MRT stations – Jurong East and Chinese Garden.

Bus[edit]

Most of the bus routes in Jurong East originate from Jurong East Bus Interchange, which is adjacent to Jurong East MRT Station.

Economy[edit]

At Jurong Port, Jurong River, Penjuru Crescent, and parts of Toh Guan and Teban Gardens, there is land allocated for business activities.

Jurong Lake District[edit]

Consisting of Jurong Lake, Jurong Regional Centre, International Business Park and the southern section of Toh Guan, the Jurong Lake District is a prime regional centre serving as an inviting place for commercial development remote from the Central Area, to meet the various demands of business and provide employment opportunities nearer to people staying in the Western region of Singapore.[2]

International Business Park[edit]

Commercial[edit]

Shopping malls[edit]

At Jurong Regional Centre and Toh Guan, there are 5 Shopping malls,

Shopping malls
Town Centre[edit]

The Town Centre of Jurong East is located at Jurong Regional Centre.

Jurong East Town Centre
Shophouses at Jurong East, near the Jurong East MRT Station

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°19′43.98″N 103°44′23.81″E / 1.3288833°N 103.7399472°E / 1.3288833; 103.7399472