Hougang Avenue 8

Hougang Avenue 8 is an HDB street located in the residential area of Hougang, also known as . Hougang is located in the North-Eastern Region of Singapore. The town is the most populous in the region, being home to approximately 222k residents , of which there are about 179.5k HDB residents living in the 54k flats managed by the Housing Development Board (HDB). The town of Hougang derives its name from the Hokkien and Teochew word Au-Kang which means ‘river end’, which stems from the fact that Hougang is located upstream of Sungei Serangoon. Plans of developing the town into an HDB estate started in the late 1980s and today Hougang is one of the 3 heartland areas which has gone under comprehensive redevelopment under the Remaking Our Heartland Programme. 

 

There is a total of about 102 HDB blocks in Hougang Avenue 8 which covers the postal codes from 530417 till 531435. The oldest of these HDB blocks were developed as late as in 1985, whereas the newest one were developed in 1992. There are approximately about 8232 HDB flats in the Hougang Avenue 8. From these flats, are a plenty of unit configurations to choose from. The available unit configurations in Hougang Avenue 8 are the 3 room units, 4 room units, 5 room units and some executive units. However, the most commonly brought and invested in unit type is 4 room unit. ​

 

One reason why Hougang Avenue 8 is popular among buyers is the abundance of public transportation in the vicinity. Moving in and out of the place is quite an easy task as there are numerous bus stops along the entire stretch of Hougang Avenue 8. Some of these bus stops, to name, would be blk 831, blk 522, oppblk 521, blk 512, Montfort Sch, Opp Montfort School, blk 508, oppHougang Ctrl Int, Blk 830A, and Blk 502. The buses that one can find running along these stops include bus 6N, 27, 62, 72, 72A, 80, 82, 87, 89, 89e, 101, 107, 107M, 113, 116, 161, 165, 325 and 329. A resident of any given block can find at least one bus stop within a walking distance from their residence. And one can hop into any of the buses to reach their desired destination without any hassle.​

 

Apart from the buses, the other option for public transportation in the area is the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service. In fact, there are quite a few MRT stations near Hougang Avenue 8. These MRT Stations include Hougang MRT Station (NE14), Buangkok MRT Station (NE15), and Kovan MRT Station (NE13).  Travelling in private to and from Choa Chu Kang Street 53 is also easy due to the expressways like Hougang Avenue 2, Upper Serangoo Rd, Hougang Avenue 3, Tampines Rd and Buangkok E Dr. Also owing to moderate traffic, travelling along these roads becomes quite convenient. ​

 

Hougang Aveniue 8 is both great for families and working adults given the type of amenities it has to provide to its residents. For families looking for child care or schools, there lies a host of options in the vicinity. Some of the prominent day care centres and schools are named hereby.​

Child Care Centres:​

  • My First Skool​
  • ThinkConnect Education Centre​
  • The A League Student Care​
  • Glory Centre BASC​

 

Schools:​

  • Montfort Secondary School​
  • Xinmin Primary School​
  • Punggol Primary School​

 

Hougang Avenue 8 also great for young adults because of the modern amenities it offers to those who are always on the go. Such amenities include shopping malls, parks, eateries and restaurants, entertainment complexes, clinics and places of religious interest. ​

 

Shopping Malls: ​

  • Hougang Mall (5 minutes drive away)​
  • Hougang Green Shopping Mall (10 minutes walk away)​
  • Hougang 1 Mall (4 minutes drive away)​
  • Kovan Heartland Mall (8 minutes drive away)​

 

Restaurants: ​

  • McDonald’s Hougang 8​
  • Divine Real Vegetarian Restaurant​
  • Zilan Nasi Ayam​

 

Places of Worship:​

  • Nativity Church Centre​
  • Chang Tien Kong​
  • Lin Chee Cheng Sia Temple​

 

The HDB street of Hougang Avenue 8 is connected to other HDB streets as well which includes Hougang Avenue 2, Hougang Avenue 9, Hougang Avenue 4, Hougang Street 61, Hougang Street 52, Hougang Avenue 6, Upper Serangoon Road and Hougang Avenue 7.

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