There is an estimated HDB resident population of 82,800, and the HDB manages 31,504 flats within the town (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Queenstown?
Though it is the oldest HDB town, Queenstown retains its vibrancy today through rejuvenation efforts by the HDB in the form of the Selective Enbloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), whereby old flats were demolished to make way for new ones. Other developments that helped to brighten up the old estate were the construction of new private residential housing, the opening of Swiss furniture giant IKEA’s flagship store, and the launch of The Anchorage, a condominium-cum-shopping complex.
In 2005, Queenstown regained its popularity and was listed as the costliest estate in Singapore.
Queensway Shopping Centre, built in the 1970s, was a popular haunt for residents growing up in the area. Today, the place is known for its wide range of sporting goods sold.
Accessibility and Transportation
8 Mass Rapid Transit stations serve the planning area, across two lines, the East-West Line and the Circle Line. Both tracks have an interchange station at Buona Vista station.
The eight stations are:
- EW19 Queenstown
- EW20 Commonwealth
- EW21 CC22 Buona Vista
- EW22 Dover
- CC23 one-north
- CC24 Kent Ridge
- CC25 Haw Par Villa
- CC26 Pasir Panjang
There are three bus terminals within the planning area. Buona Vista Bus Terminal is located along Holland Drive while Ghim Moh Bus Terminal is located along Ghim Moh Road. Both of which are near to the Buona Vista MRT Station. Kent Ridge Bus Terminal is located within the vicinity of the Kent Ridge campus of the National University of Singapore, at the western portion of the planning area.
Queenstown Planning Area is home to various schools and prominent educational institutions such as the main campus of the National University of Singapore, a major university in Singapore.
- Alexandra Hospital
- National University Hospital (Kent Ridge)