Once a swampland filled with crocodiles, Jurong has since become an industrial powerhouse and investment magnet. Today, Jurong is one of Singapore’s major housing estates that have seen a high rate of retail, F&B and amenity developments to support the over 250,000 residents living there.
As Jurong continues its development, property in the area is widely expected to see an increase in demand and value. Accessibility to a comprehensive range of amenities accounts for the top reasons for drawing in property seekers to buy into the area.
This increasing affluence and development of Jurong all but indicates its bright future. Jurong is skyrocketing forward, thus, it’s not difficult to see why its potential is heading north.
Jurong East was one of the foremost regions in Singapore to be chosen for the development of industrial estates.
Great emphasis has been given to the development of HDB estates serving the local residents as well as to attract foreign investments.
Over 23,000 housing units and 1,800 executive units serve the accommodation requirement of 90,000 local residents.
Investment into Jurong East HDB estate properties are considered beneficial to investors especially since the Urban Redevelopment Authority has revealed plans of converting the area close to Jurong East MRT Station into one of the biggest commercial hubs in the nation.
The town also serves as a prime tourist destination, adding to the allure of Jurong East.
The amenities and facilities served by the HDB estate are of high quality with varied accommodation options.
The Jurong East HDB Estate is situated in the western part of the city. Jurong East covers an area of 17 Sq Km. The neighboring regions are Boon Lay (District 22), Holland (District10), Clementi (District 05), West Coast (District 05), and Pioneer (District 22).
The area has been divided into several sub-zones so that the developmental needs of the region can be met with ease. These are:
- Boon Lay
- Toh Guan
- Jurong Regional Centre
- International Business Park
- Jurong River
- Teban Gardens
- Jurong Port
- Penjuru Crescent
- Jurong Lake
Excellent road and railway transport network makes transportation easy for the local residents of Jurong East HDB estate.
There are many Mass Rapid Transit stations found at convenient locations within the city. Chinese Garden MRT Station (EW25) and Jurong East MRT Station (NS1/EW24) serve the residents of the HDB estate.
The Jurong East Bus Interchange serves as the main link between the estate and rest of the city. Bus services that run in the area are:
- SMRT – 178,176, etc.
- SBS – 51, 52, 66, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 183, 197, 333, 334, 335, 506, 533, 542, 543
Taxis are also available near all major locations of Jurong East.
Educational institutions of repute are located close to the HDB estates imparting primary and higher education to its residents. Institutions offering tertiary courses are also present at a stone’s throw distance from the HDB estate complex. Some of these have been listed below:
- Fuhua Primary School
- Yuhua Primary School
- Jurong Primary School
- Dazhong Primary School
- Hong Kah Secondary School
- Shuqun Secondary School
- Jurongville Secondary School
Jurong East HDB Estate serves all the comforts and convenience of an urban lifestyle with healthy living conditions. The residents of the HDB Estate have easy access to a number of shopping centres, banks, ATMs, restaurants, recreation centres, entertainment complexes, clubs and places of religious interest.
Some of the prominent facilities found in this area are:
- IMM Shopping Mall
- Westgate (U/C – TOP : 4Q 2013)
- Ajisen Ramen
- Brilliant Garden Restaurant
- Bali Thai Restaurant
- Fast Food Restaurants (McDonalds, KFC, Burger Kings, Subways, Pizza Hut, etc.)
Community Centres and Clubs
- Jurong Club House
- Yuhua Community Club
- Jurong Polyclinic (NHG)
- Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (U/C – TOP 2014)
- Jurong Community Hospital (U/C – TOP 2015)
Places of Worship
- Thong Whye Temple
- Masjid Al-Mukminin
- Jurong Seventh – Day Adventist Church
- Arulmigu Murugan Temple
- Jurong Regional Library
- International Business Park (IBP)
- Chinese Garden – The live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
- Palm View Garden
In the past few decades, property investment in the HDB estate has seen a phenomenal growth.
Jurong East HDB Estate has succeeded in serving a diverse population with lively living space and impressive services. People with a wider perspective can avail the comfort and convenience of a modern day lifestyle within these estates.
Did you know…
- Crocodiles used to inhabit the Jurong River.
- Jurong was also a hilly jungle with fish and ponds.
- Singapore’s only ice skating rink can be found in this area, at JCube Mall!