Yuhua, Singapore

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Yuhua
Subzone of Jurong East Planning Area
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese裕华
 • PinyinYù huá
 • MalayYuhua
CountrySingapore

Yuhua is a subzone region located in the town of Jurong East, Singapore. Yuhua comprises two subzones, Yuhua East and Yuhua West. The area's HDB flats are under the management of Jurong-Clementi Town Council and the people of this precinct are represented in parliament by either Grace Fu or Rahayu Mahzam, depending on where they stay.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

Residential areas[edit]

HDB[edit]

Year Built Street Blocks
1984–1985 Jurong East Street 31 317–328,342–346, 351–353
1984–1985 Jurong 241–245,347–350
1982–1985 Jurong East Street 21 201–240,287–288
1983–1984 Jurong East Street 24 246–254,256–264
1983–1984 Toh Guan Road 265–286
1984 Jurong East Street 13 101–116
1985 Jurong Gateway Road 130–135
2019 Jurong East Avenue 1 240A–240B

Private[edit]

  • Parc Oasis
  • Westmere
  • Ivory Heights
  • J Gateway

Future plans[edit]

The 'Jurong Lake District Project' was unveiled in 2008 and set to be completed in 2040 as part of the plan by Urban Redevelopment Authority to provide more job and recreational options in the heartlands. There will be about 100 000 jobs created and 20 000 homes built in the 360-hectare Jurong Lake District. The district has been divided into two precincts - Jurong Gateway and Lakeside, where the future Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail will be located [1]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

The main roads in this precinct are Jurong Town Hall Road, Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Central, which connects the precinct to the rest of the world through the AYE(Exit 13) or the PIE(Exit 29), with major roads(Jurong West Street 11/13/31/32/21/24, Jurong East Central 1, Jurong East Avenue 3, Toh Guan Road, Jurong Gateway Road, Gateway Link, Summit Lane and Venture Avenue) winding through the precinct.

Due to the changes of the roads, Jurong Gateway Road had been extended to replace the Jurong East Street 12, these had undergone demolition to be rebuilt into Jem. It instead went and joined Toh Guan Road.

Public transport[edit]

Mass Rapid Transit[edit]

Chinese Garden and Jurong East stations are located in the precinct, with Toh Guan MRT Station due for completion in 2027.

Feeder bus services[edit]

Feeder services 333, 334 and 335 each plies through different parts of the precinct and connects it to Jurong East MRT Station, but only 335 goes to Chinese Garden MRT Station.

Bus services[edit]

Most of the trunk bus services originate from Jurong East Bus Interchange.

Connection through other trunk bus services (not originating from Jurong East) to Jurong West and Clementi is available through 99 and 185, Bukit Batok and Northwards through 176, 178, 180, 187 and 188, and eastwards through 66 & 506.

For the community[edit]

Community Centre[edit]

The precinct's community centre (Yuhua Community Club) is located along Boon Lay Way, accessible by routes 99, 160, 334 and 506. It is also co-located together with Jurong East Neighbourhood Police Centre.

Schools[edit]

There are 2 primary schools (Yuhua and Fuhua) and 1 secondary school (JurongVille Secondary School) in Yuhua.

Library[edit]

The nearest library, Jurong Regional Library, is located at the junction of Gateway Link and Jurong Town Hall Road.

Recreation[edit]

Apart from the many playing areas in the precinct, there is a neighbourhood park at the border of Jurong East Street 24 and a canal along the northern border of the precinct. There is also Jurong East Sports and Recreation Complex, located at Chinese Garden MRT Station.

Shopping centres[edit]

  • JCube (contains Singapore's first Olympic-size ice skating rink, owned by CapitaLand)
  • IMM (owned by CapitaLand)
  • Jem[2] (completed in 2013, owned by Lend Lease)
  • Westgate[3] (completed in December 2013, owned by CapitaLand)
  • BIGBOX[4]

JCube[edit]

The shopping mall, JCube, which also houses Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice skating rink,[5] replaces the former Jurong Entertainment Centre. JCube was built in 2012.[6]

Jem[edit]

Jem

Jem is a shopping mall cum office development in Singapore, which opened in June 2013. The mall brings a mini Orchard Road experience in the suburbs. Anchor tenants in Jem include Robinsons, Fairprice Xtra, Cathay Cineplexes, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Uniqlo, Courts, Koufu and Books Kinokuniya. Its office component has been taken up by the Ministry of National Development and its statutory boards, AVA and BCA.

IMM[edit]

An outlet shopping mall cum warehouse development at Jurong East St 21. Once the town's only shopping mall consisting of a Giant Hypermarket, it was refurbished in 2012 to host a variety of outlet stores.

Westgate[edit]

A premier family and lifestyle shopping mall cum office development next to Jem, Westgate opened on December 2 2013. [7] Anchor tenants include Isetan and its supermarket, Coach, Food Republic, Borders, Courts 2.0, Samsung Store and True Fitness.

BIGBOX[edit]

Located next to Jurong East MRT Station, BIGBOX is the latest addition to the slew of malls in the West of Singapore. An eight-storey building on a whopping 5.6ha of land area, BIGBOX is the largest of the 4 Warehouse Retail Scheme ("WRS") approved by Singapore EDB.

Town centres[edit]

The town centre along Jurong Gateway Road

There are 2 town centres in this precinct, at Jurong Gateway Road and Jurong East Avenue 1.

Places of worship[edit]

There are 2 temples, 1 mosque and 1 church in this precinct.
Temple:

  • Sri Arulmigu Murugan Temple
  • Bukit Timah Seu Teck Sean Thong

Mosque:

  • Mjd Al Mukminin

Church:

  • Jurong Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Healthcare[edit]

Apart from the many medical clinics in this precinct, 2 medical institutes, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (a 500-bed hospital) and Jurong Community Hospital, was constructed in 2015 to provide more advanced medical services in Yuhua.
Currently, there is 1 nursing home in Yuhua, Blue Cross Thong Kheng Home, located at Jurong East Avenue 1, beside the Jurong Canal.

Jurong General Hospital[edit]

Under the Singapore Master Plan 2003, the new Jurong General Hospital, which would be located within walking distance from the Jurong East MRT Station, was to be built by 2006 to replace the existing Alexandra Hospital. It was to have 650 beds for warded patients and 90 specialist clinics for outpatients. However, in 2004, these plans were scrapped in favour of a new 500-bed hospital in Yishun to be called Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, planned for completion by 28 March 2009.[8][9]

Under the Singapore Master Plan 2008, the plan for Jurong General Hospital was revived, and was ready in 2015,[10] with 550 beds and next to Jurong East MRT Station, providing acute inpatient and outpatient care. It also has a community hospital next to it.[10]

Industrial areas[edit]

  • ST Electronics Jurong East Building
  • CJ GLS Building
  • TT International Trade Park
  • The Chevrons
  • The Synergy
  • The JTC Summit

International Business Park[edit]

An International Business Park (IBP) is also located in Jurong East. Major companies and corporations present in the business park include Creative Technology, Sony, Acer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and JTC Corporation.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phua, Rachel (25 August 2017). "Jurong Lake District to create more than 100,000 jobs, 20,000 homes". Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Furniture and Furnishings @BigBox". Furniture and Furnishings. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. ^ Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority : Press Release – Keynote speech by Mr Mah Bow Tan Minister for National Developmnent at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on 4 April 2008 at 9.45am
  6. ^ "JCube – A Brand New Retail Landmark in Singapore's Jurong Lake District" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Singapore mall Westgate opens in Jurong East". AsiaOne. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Violations". www.ah.com.sg. Archived from the original on 16 May 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  9. ^ Straits Times, 23 March 2004, 400-bed hospital for the north in Yishun Central
  10. ^ a b "Jurong General Hospital to be located near MRT, bus interchange". Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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