Singapore Urban Plan
North East Region
With its rustic islands, busy commercial areas, an old colonial airbase, industrial estates, mature estates and dynamic new towns, the North-East region today appeals to its half a million residents with its diversity.
Residents of the region benefit from a variety of job opportunities in industrial estates such as Ang Mo Kio Industrial Parks 2 and 3 and Defu Industrial Estate as well as in commercial developments at town centres. Those who work or study elsewhere in Singapore enjoy access via the North-East and North-South MRT lines, and major expressways such as the CTE, PIE and TPE.
In terms of leisure, North-East residents have it good. A wide range of F&B and retail is on hand at commercial developments like Compass Point in Sengkang and the recently completed Ang Mo Kio Hub. As for other forms of recreation, there are parks and sports complexes conveniently located throughout the region.
An even better place to live In
The new towns of Punggol and Sengkang, and the more mature towns of Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon and Hougang will be further enhanced –the former will see new housing choices, while the latter will be rejuvenated and upgraded.
To bring jobs closer to home, more employment opportunities will be made available to residents through the Seletar Aerospace Park and new industrial areas in Sengkang West and Lorong Halus. With the Circle Line coming on-stream, and the completion of the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway , connectivity to jobs, the city, and other parts of the island, will be improved. Residents will also have more recreational options with the Sengkang Riverside Park and the opening up of Coney Island.
Over the next 10 to 15 years, residents in the North-East can look forward to:
• Rejuvenation of Hougang and Serangoon Towns
• Steady growth of Punggol and Sengkang New Towns
• More jobs in a variety of industries at new locations such as Sengkang West , Lorong Halus and Seletar
• New recreational options with more new parks, access to waterfronts and new sporting activities
• Faster and smoother travel with enhancements to road networks, and the Circle Line (CCL) and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)
Land area: 13,810 ha
• Ang Mo Kio
• North-Eastern Islands
Today: 210,000 homes.
In 10-15 years: Another 80,000 homes planned.
Today: A variety of job opportunities in industrial estates such as Ang Mo Kio Industrial Parks 2 & 3 and Defu Industrial Estate, as well as commercial developments at town centres.
In 10-15 years: Another 165,000 sqm of commercial space and 630ha of industrial land planned.
Today: 670ha of park, including various recreational options at Punggol Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Pulau Ubi, and 5.4km of park connectors.
In 10-15 years: Another 150ha of parkland and 60km of park connectors, and opening up of the coast.
Building Up the New Towns
Waterfront Living in Punggol
Coming your way: public and private housing on the waterfront in Punggol. A 4.2km waterway connecting Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon – with promenades on both sides – will run through Punggol Town, adding some 10km to Punggol’s already extensive water frontage. Along the waterway in future, residential developments with inspiring designs will pop up, including tiered developments that maximise the number of homes with water views. Complementing these will be two commercial waterfront developments, with the potential for waterfront dining and even activities on the water, like kayaking.
Punggol Town Centre
Enjoy an excellent range of shopping, dining and entertainment along the waterfront when an integrated commercial and residential development is completed at Punggol Town Centre.
Housing Choices in Sengkang and Punggol
More public housing projects will be launched in Sengkang and Punggol to quickly build up the critical mass and offer diverse housing choices in the North-East region. More land in Sengkang West will also be made available for housing, to support the planned industrial developments in the area.
Rejuvenating Mature Towns
Residents in other parts of the North-East will continue to benefit from HDB's recently revised upgrading schemes like the Home Improvement Programme and Neighbourhood Renewal Programme.
Ang Mo Kio was recently rejuvenated with the completion of the Ang Mo Kio Hub, an integrated commercial building, which offers residents retail and F&B outlets with an air-conditioned bus interchange. More such developments are planned in the region.
Better Transportation - TPE Widening
With the widening of the TPE to four lanes in each direction, residents can experience smoother traffic between the North-East and East regions. Access to a wider range of amenities and jobs will be enhanced.
Sengkang West Road
Network With the development of Sengkang West for industrial use, a new arterial road will run through Sengkang West, between the TPE and Yio Chu Kang Road. It will serve the new business sites in Seletar and Sengkang West.
Un-jamming the CTE
The completion of the 12km Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) stretching from the ECP in the south to the TPE in the North-East (including about 9km of tunnel) will provide a faster alternative route between the city and Punggol, Sengkang and Hougang. It is expected to lighten the load on the CTE, and travelling time to the city will be cut by 25 percent. In future, the 21km North-South Expressway (NSE) will also provide additional capacity to serve the North-South corridor, further lightening the load on the CTE.
More schools - Ang Mo Kio Regional ITE
A new Regional ITE will soon be developed at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5. This will be the third regional campus to be built. Its completion will give those living in the North-East better access to technical education and vocational training.
A Wider Choice
Residents can also expect a wider range of educational choices with the expansion and upgrading of The Australian International School and the Lycee Francais (French School) to cater to a higher enrolment.
More Schools in New Towns
To meet the needs of the growing population in Sengkang and Punggol, additional primary and secondary schools will be developed, adding to newly developed schools like Greendale Primary and Secondary Schools in Punggol and North Vista and Pei Hwa Secondary Schools in Sengkang.
Exciting New Districts
New districts, such as the Teacher's Estate area near the future Lentor MRT Station on the Thomson Line will be developed for private housing with shopping amenities and expand the range of housing choices in our mature towns.
New Cycling Networks
In line with efforts to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transport, the Punggol Eco-Town Cycling Network will be developed to provide a safe and continuous network of cycling paths in Punggol, linking housing, amenities and workplaces together. Besides providing residents with greater transport choice, this will help to reduce carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of the road network. In Hougang, the Defu Industrial Park will be built with cycling in mind, integrated with cycle paths set within a lush, green landscape.
Improved Expressways and Local Roads
The North South Expressway (NSE) to be completed by 2020 will significantly reduce journey times from the North East to the CBD, while the Punggol Semi-Expressway will increase east-west connectivity within the region
In addition, localised road improvements will be implemented to improve traffic flow and shorten journey times.
Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor
As part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor, Punggol is set to be transformed with the introduction of a Creative Cluster, a space for innovative new industries and employment opportunities.
Alongside the Cluster, a Learning Corridor will see the addition of a new tertiary institution, which will act as a catalyst for growth and forge fresh synergies with industries and the community.
Serangoon Sub-Regional Centre
New commercial developments will be added to the Serangoon Sub-Regional Centre, providing businesses with alternative locations for office space outside the city. With this, residents in the North-East can expect better access to employment opportunities and more amenities.
Lorong Halus & Defu Industrial Parks
Lorong Halus will be Singapore's first industrial park built on a former landfill site and will be sensitively designed to incorporate greenery. The new Defu will be pedestrian-centric with a continuous, linear green spine that weaves through the industrial park. The green spine will also be an enjoyable route for walking and cycling, with landscaped greenery and environmentally sustainable features.
Seletar Aerospace Park
Seletar is currently home to leading firms such as Rolls-Royce Group, ST Aerospace and Eurocopter. The Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) is gearing up for Phase 3 of its development. When SAP is fully completed, it will create up to 10,000 jobs and generate highly-skilled employment opportunities.