Jurong East is home to an estimated HDB resident population of 79,600, and the HDB manages 23,897 flats in the area (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Jurong East?
In response to the town’s gentrification in recent years, a five-year master plan to further develop it was announced in 2006. Landmarks in Jurong include Jurong Port, Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Town Hall, Science Centre Singapore and Jurong Bird Park.
A 700-bed Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and 400-bed Jurong Community Hospital, both located on the same site, were opened on 30 June 2015.
Jurong Junior College is located within the region, in between Hong Kah and Boon Lay. There is at least one primary school and 1 secondary school in each precinct of Jurong including the Shuqun Primary School.
Accessibility and Transportation
Jurong is well connected to the rest of Singapore by road, with Kranji Expressway linking them to the northern part of Singapore, Pan Island Expressway linking them to the Eastern part of Singapore and the Ayer Rajah Expressway linking them to the south-eastern part of Singapore.
Clementi Avenue 6 and Jurong Town Hall Road complement the three expressways, topping off the well-built road connection from Jurong to all parts of the island. Jurong Point Shopping Mall with Boon Lay MRT Station in the foreground. The region is well-connected to the MRT system with Jurong East and Chinese Garden serving Jurong East. Lakeside, Boon Lay and Pioneer serving Jurong West and Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Tuas West Road, Tuas Link serving Pioneer & Tuas industrial areas.
Any Future Plans for Jurong East?
Residents can enjoy the revitalisation of the Jurong Lake District under the Remaking Our Heartland programme, which will transform the town into a new regional centre.
In August 2017, the Urban Redevelopment Authority unveiled the Jurong Lake District Draft Master Plan, which features three unique precincts – Jurong Gateway, Lakeside, and Lakeside Gateway.
In the future, the 20-kilometre Jurong Region MRT Line will help to further connect commuters to places in Jurong and the rest of Singapore.