Woodlands has an urban presence and serves as a gateway to the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru via the Causeway. It is primarily known for the residential housing accommodation facility provided by the HDB Estate. Acting as the connecting link between Singapore and Malaysia, the HDB estate supports a huge population of locals and foreigners living in the area. Woodlands HDB estate serves numerous foreigners and locals with reasonable and varied housing options at affordable prices. There are in total about 192,700 residents living in 112,175 residential units in Woodlands.
The Woodlands HDB estate ensures safety, healthy living conditions, recreational facilities and community bonding among its residents. The HDB estate reflects the architectural excellence of Singapore. The north portion of the estate is dominated by a green stretch where residents can experience the serenity and beauty of nature. The housing blocks are well planned displaying its unique contemporary style. From time to time these estates are redeveloped and refurbished to meet the present day standard of modern housing units.
Woodlands HDB estate is located in the northern part of Singapore. The neighboring regions that are close to the HDB estate are Yishun, Upper Thomson, Sembawang, Sungei Kadut and Woodlands.
The Woodland area comprises of 3 sub-zones that includes:
All these areas are blessed with all the modern amenities for living a great life and this is the reason why the population of each of these sub zones has seen a great increase in the last few years.
The Woodlands HDB estate is well connected by efficient roads, expressways and rail transport network. The Bukit Timah Expressway and the Seletar Expressway connects the residents with the rest of this city-state. The underground Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange and a number of MRT stations serve the residents of the estate.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services are provided at regular intervals of 2 to 8 minutes and are generally inexpensive. Some of the prominent MRT stations found in close proximity to the HDB estate are Woodlands (NS9), Marsiling (NS8) and Admiralty (NS10) MRT stations, which all provide rail facility to the local residents.
The SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) and SBS (Singapore Bus Services) operate in this area. Some of the services are:
- SMRT– 963E, 901, 900, 900A, 178, 912/912E, 902, 903, 911/911E, 913/913E, 169, 169A, 187, 856, 964/964A, 858, 925C, 969
- SBS Transit -161, 563, 564, 170
Education has been given top priority in Woodlands. Educational institutes imparting high standard of learning and knowledge is spread all across the area. These comprise of a number of primary, secondary and tertiary institutes. The Singapore Sports School is also situated within walking distance of the HDB estate and encourages sports talent with its high standard of sports facility.
Some of the renowned educational institutes are listed below:
- Canberra Primary School
- Evergreen Primary School
- Woodlands Ring Primary School
- Woodgrove Primary School
- Woodlands Ring Secondary School
- Evergreen Secondary School
- Fuchun Secondary School
- Woodlands Secondary School
Innova Junior College
Theatre, parks, food outlets, clinics, schools, medical and recreational facility is accessible to Woodlands HDB estate residents. The Woodlands HDB estate neighbourhood is always bustling with activity backed by many shopping centres, Causeway Point being the largest. Woodlands General Hospital is a facility that provides quality medical service whilst Woodlands Regional Library is bound to quench any individual’s thirst for knowledge and entertainment. There is also the beautiful Woodlands Town Garden, which adds a scenic touch to this region.
Woodgrove Shopping Centre
Woodlands North Plaza
Lerk Thai Restaurant
Bee Cheng Hiang
Community Centres and Clubs
Woodlands Community Club
Victory Family Centre
Canberra Community Centre
Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
View Road Hospital
Places of Worship
Jin Fu Gong Temple
Masjid An-Nur Mosque
Woodlands Evangelical Free Church
Woodlands Sports Hall
Woodlands Regional Library
Woodlands Town Garden
Woodlands HDB estate truly demonstrates the success of HDB estates in Singapore. The strategic location of Woodlands HDB Estate together with a unique urban lifestyle and impeccable housing facilities make it an ideal place for property buyers. The HDB estate in Woodlands has been undergoing massive redevelopment to support a modern and high quality lifestyle. There are a number of investment schemes available as well a wide range of housing units catering to both the affluent class and low income group. Living in these well maintained housing units is always valued by its present owners and their demand never seems to subside.
Did you know…
Woodlands was developed mainly for the purpose of connecting Singapore with the Malaysian peninsula, initially. It has blossomed into a thriving area, to date.
The Singapore Sports School was Singapore’s first sports school, which had its first intake of students back in 2004.