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Jurong East is a planning area and residential town located in the West Region of Singapore. It borders Jurong West and Boon Lay to the west, Clementi to the east, Tengah and Bukit Batok to the north and Selat Jurong to the south.

History[]

Main article: History of Jurong

The development of Jurong started in the 1970s when estates such as Boon Lay, Taman Jurong, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah, Teban Gardens and Yuhua were built, mostly due to the resettlement of Hong Kah (present-day Tengah) and surrounding villages. Yuhua, Teban Gardens, Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak formed Jurong East.

Subzones[]

There are 10 subzones in Jurong East.[1]

  • Jurong Port
  • Penjuru Crescent
  • Jurong River
  • Teban Gardens
  • Lakeside
  • Jurong Gateway
  • International Business Park
  • Toh Guan
  • Yuhua East
  • Yuhua West

Politics[]

The Northern section is under Jurong GRC and Southern section under West Coast GRC.

Education[]

There are 3 Primary schools and 4 Secondary schools in Jurong East.

  • Commonwealth Secondary School
  • Crest Secondary School
  • Fuhua Primary School (which Pandan Primary School merged into)
  • Jurong Primary School
  • Jurongville Secondary School
  • Shuqun Secondary School
  • Yuhua Primary School

Recreation[]

Sports[]

  • Jurong East Sports and Recreation Centre

Leisure[]

  • Jurong Lake Park
  • Pandan Gardens Park Connector
  • Jurong Park Connector
  • Toh Guan Neighborhood Park
  • Pandan Gardens Leisure Park
  • Pandan Reservoir Fitness Corner
  • Jurong Country Club
  • Hong Kah East Neighborhood Park
  • Yuhua Village Neighborhood Park

Tourist attractions[]

There are 3 tourist attractions in Jurong East:

  • Science Centre
  • Snow City
  • Chinese Garden

Transport[]

Road[]

Jurong East is connected to the rest of Singapore with the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).

  • Jurong Town Hall Road interconnects the two expressways with Boon Lay, Yuhua, Jurong Regional Centre, International Business Park, Jurong Lake and Teban Gardens.
  • Toh Guan is connected to the PIE via Toh Guan Road, while Jurong Canal Road provides an alternative at Boon Lay for traffic to (Tuas) and from (Changi) the PIE.
  • From the AYE, arterial roads Jurong Pier Road, Jurong Port Road and Penjuru Road (along with Minor Arterial road Teban Gardens Crescent) carry the traffic to Jurong River, Penjuru Crescent and Jurong Port.
  • Boon Lay Way and Jalan Buroh are the two other arterial roads in Jurong East, which provides inter-connectivity across the various subzones in the area.

Public transport[]

Mass Rapid Transit[]

Jurong East is served by 2 MRT stations – Jurong East and Chinese Garden.

Bus[]

Jurong East Bus Interchange started operations in 1985. It later moved to the temporary site on 17 December 2011.[2] All the bus services, except 51, 52, 105, 160, 197 & 506 were handed over to Tower Transit Singapore on 12 June 2016.[3][4]

Economy[]

At Jurong Port, Jurong River, Penjuru Crescent, and parts of Toh Guan and Teban Gardens, there is land allocated for business activities.

Jurong Lake District[]

Consisting of Jurong Lake, Jurong Regional Centre, International Business Park and the southern section of Toh Guan, the Jurong Lake District is a prime regional centre serving as an inviting place for commercial development remote from the Central Area, to meet the various demands of business and provide employment opportunities nearer to people staying in the West Region of Singapore.

International Business Park[]

Main article: International Business Park

Commercial[]

Shopping malls[]

At Jurong Regional Centre and Toh Guan, there are 5 shopping malls,

  • IMM
  • JCube
  • JEM
  • Westgate
  • Big Box
Shopping malls
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IMM

File:Front view of JCube, a shopping mall in Jurong East, Singapore.jpg

JCube

File:Jem Mall.jpg

Jem

Town Centre[]

The Town Centre of Jurong East is located at Jurong Regional Centre.

Jurong East Town Centre
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Shophouses at Jurong East, near the Jurong East MRT station

External links[]

References[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Singapore Department of Statistics – Planning Areas/Subzones in Singapore (Year 2015) Template:Webarchive
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  5. City Population – statistics, maps and charts | Jurong West
  6. HDB Key Statistics FY 2014/2015 Template:Webarchive
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