Jurong East

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Jurong East
Planning Area and HDB Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 裕廊东
 • Pinyin Yù Láng Dōng
 • Hokkien Jū-lông Tong
 • Malay Jurong Timur
 • Tamil ஜூரோங் கிழக்கு
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Je-library.JPG Jurong Town Hall, Singapore - 20150611-03.jpg
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Kinetic Garden, Singapore Science Centre, Nov 05.JPG Ns1ew24jurongeast exterior.jpg
From top left to right: Chinese Garden, Jurong Regional Library, Jurong Town Hall, HDB flats along Jurong East, Singapore Science Centre, Jurong East MRT Station
Jurong East is located in Singapore
Jurong East
Jurong East
Location of Jurong East within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°19′43.98″N 103°44′23.81″E / 1.3288833°N 103.7399472°E / 1.3288833; 103.7399472
Country  Singapore
Region

West Region


CDC
Town councils
  • Jurong-Clementi Town Council
  • West Coast Town Council
Constituencies
Government
 • Mayor

South West CDC


 • Members of Parliament

Jurong GRC

West Coast GRC

Yuhua SMC

Area[1][2]
 • Total 17.83 km2 (6.88 sq mi)
 • Residential 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1][2]
 • Total 84,980
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)

Official

  • Jurong East resident

Colloquial

  • East Jurongian
  • East Juronger
  • East Jurongster
  • Jurong Easter
Postal district 22
Dwelling units 23,379
Projected ultimate 30,000

Jurong East /rɒŋ st/ (Chinese: 裕廊东, Tamil: ஜூரோங் கிழக்கு) is a planning area and residential town located in the West Region of Singapore. It borders Jurong West and Boon Lay to the west, Clementi to the east, Tengah and Bukit Batok to the north and Selat Jurong to the south.

The town was chosen as the site for the Singapore station on the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High Speed Rail, which is expected to be completed in 2026.[3]

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.

Subzones[edit]

There are 10 subzones in Jurong East.[4]

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.

International railway[edit]

Jurong East was chosen as the Singapore terminus of the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High Speed Rail on the 5th May 2015.

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 West Region of Singapore.

International Business Park[edit]

International Business Park is located opposite of Jurong Gateway, a high-tech business park managed by JTC Corporation.

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]