Marsiling

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Marsiling
Name transcription(s)
A notice board in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) estate in Marsiling
A notice board in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) estate in Marsiling
Marsiling is located in Singapore
Marsiling
Marsiling
Location of Marsiling within Singapore
Coordinates: 1°25′57.14″N 103°46′26.65″E / 1.4325389°N 103.7740694°E / 1.4325389; 103.7740694Coordinates: 1°25′57.14″N 103°46′26.65″E / 1.4325389°N 103.7740694°E / 1.4325389; 103.7740694
Country  Singapore
Government
 • Ruling parties People's Action Party[1]

Marsiling is a suburb of Woodlands, Singapore, extends from the north of Woodlands Square to the Woodlands Checkpoint, bordering Malaysia. It presents the older living patterns of Singapore; it is a quieter and much denser estate, often offering a reasonable and larger alternative to other housing options, and houses a large number of elderly and heavy-duty industries.

Background[edit]

In the late 1990s, a plan was introduced by the Government of Singapore to upgrade existing Housing and Development Board apartment blocks by providing refurbished elevators serving every storey of each block, an additional room at the rear of each flat, and other modernising features. This led to a surge in housing prices. The community of foreigners living in Marsiling has also been increasing.

By 2015, Marsiling was merged with Yew Tee in an ongoing review of electoral boundaries that also saw Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council being formed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy Choudhury, Amit. "PAP retains 3 strongholds with larger margins". Business Times. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "16 town councils formed, including 2 new town ascouncils". MediaCorp Pte Ltd. Retrieved 26 November 2015.