Yuhua, Singapore

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Yuhua
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 裕华
 • Pinyin Yù huá
Country  Singapore

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 in Yuhua[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

Private[edit]

  • Parc Oasis
  • Westmere
  • Ivory Heights

Future Housing[edit]

As part of the 'Jurong Lake Project' unveiled on 4 April 2008,[1] there will be about 2800 hotel rooms and 1000 homes will be built along Jurong Gateway Road.

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 island through the AYE(Exit 13) or the PIE(Exit 29), with minor roads(Jurong East Street 11/13/31/32/21/24, Jurong East Central 1, Jurong East Avenue 1, Toh Guan Road, Jurong Gateway Road, Gateway Link, Summit Lane and Venture Avenue) winding through the various places in 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 in order 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.

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 2 secondary schools (Shuqun) and (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] (completion in 2013, owned by Lend Lease)
  • Westgate[3] (Opening 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 is a new 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 statuory 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]

An shopping mall cum office development next to Jem. 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 favor of a new 500-bed hospital in Yishun to be called Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, planned for completion by March 28, 2009.[7][8]

Under the Singapore Master Plan 2008, the plan for Jurong General Hospital was revived, and was ready in 2015,[9] 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.[9]

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. ^ Government announces plans for Jurong Lake District
  2. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_695314.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.bigbox.com.sg/
  5. ^ http://www.ura.gov.sg/pr/text/2008/pr08-38a.html 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 Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Alexandra Hospital Archived May 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Straits Times, 23 March 2004, 400-bed hospital for the north in Yishun Central
  9. ^ a b Jurong General Hospital to be located near MRT, bus interchange

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