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|• Malay||Taman Serangoon|
|• Tamil||சிரங்கூன் பூங்கா|
Serangoon Gardens at dusk
Serangoon Gardens is one of the oldest estates on the island, and was built in the 1950s. The estate was built to house the British officers based in Singapore. The roads have British road names.
The estate was upgraded in 2001 as part of the Singapore Government's plan to improve the older private housing estates in Singapore. Open roadside drains were covered up. It has new streetlights and road signs, and the estate's parks were also upgraded.
Serangoon Garden Circus was used as one of the locations for the country-wide millennium celebrations.
Until 1988, Serangoon Gardens was a single seat constituency. When the Group Representative Constituency was introduced, Serangoon Gardens became part of the GRC. Since then, it has been part of the Marine Parade GRC. Under the 2006 Electoral Boundaries, it was transferred to Aljunied GRC. This was purportedly done to split up the famously pro-opposition estate.
Serangoon Gardens is a private housing estate in Singapore. There are a variety of types of housing, including terrace homes, semi-detached and bungalows. This area is popular with well-heeled Singaporeans and expatriates, with its close proximity to amenities and top international schools.
The food and beverage outlets are located in the estate's central area. Serangoon Garden Circus is at the centre of the estate. In this vicinity, there are cafés, restaurants, coffee shops, fast food restaurants and a shopping mall.
All the roads radiate from the circus, and the houses are located within walking distance. The estate has a tennis and squash centre at Burghley Drive. At Kensington Park Road, there is a country club known as Serangoon Gardens Country Club which had the very popular Jumbo seafood restaurant. Jumbo closed and there is now a Yum Cha Chinese restaurant there.
Situated behind Maju Avenue is Paramount Building which was developed as Serangoon Garden Village in 2001. A new small shopping mall has opened in its place with NTUC Fairprice and a branch of DBS bank as its anchor tenants.
There is an increasing number of expatriates living in the area, due to the fact that the Australian, French and American International Schools have opened within the vicinity of Serangoon Gardens.
The estate is served by public bus services. In addition, on weekday mornings from 7.30am to 9am, licensed private bus operators operate an express service plying between Serangoon Gardens and the city centre. The nearest MRT station is Serangoon MRT Station on the North East and Circle lines at Upper Serangoon Road. Lorong Chuan MRT Station is another nearby option, especially for residents living further away from the central Serangoon Gardens area.
Service 317 plies the Serangoon Garden Estate internally. The rest ply Serangoon Garden Circus.
There is only one main road leading into the estate called Serangoon Garden Way. Several upgrades to the road have been made to ensure smooth traffic flow and to reduce congestion due to the intake of new people in the estate.