Hougang is a mature town with good schools and a variety of parks and sports facilities. Over the next few years, residents will be able to enjoy more community facilities and recreational options and have access to more jobs near home. There are also plans to showcase the town’s rich history and heritage sites.
How towns are planned.
Our towns are planned with a comprehensive range of facilities to meet the needs of current and future residents. These include housing, shops, schools, libraries, sports facilities, community clubs and parks – all important in ensuring a liveable, self-sufficient town. The facilities are carefully distributed across each town to ensure good accessibility, supported by an efficient transport network. Most towns also have commercial nodes and other employment centres such as industrial estates and business parks within the town or nearby, to provide job opportunities close to homes. These facilities and employment centres will be developed according to demand. The detailed planning and implementation of plans for each town is a joint effort of many government agencies.
Housing: Gracious living in a heritage town
Hougang currently offers a good mix of public and private housing types to cater to a range of needs and preferences. As part of the plans to rejuvenate the town, areas near Punggol Park will be opened up for building new homes over the next few years. At the same time, various initiatives will be implemented to enhance the overall living environment and to strengthen the residents’ connection with local history, including:
Leisure: Greener than ever
In addition to several neighbourhood parks and precinct parks, residents in Hougang have easy access to many major parks in the north-eastern region via the North-Eastern Riverine Loop (NERL) park connectors. When the NERL eventually becomes part of the 150kmlong Round Island Route, recreational sites farther afield will be even more accessible, such as the Changi Coastal Loop. As the green network expands in future, most homes in Hougang will be closer to parks or park connectors. This includes:
Transport: Better roads for better rides
Served by two MRT stations and a bus interchange, Hougang is well connected to other parts of Singapore via public transport. Within the town, getting around will become much easier with transport improvements to smoothen traffic flow and improve accessibility, including:
Economy: Attractive work places near home
Defu Industrial Park will be redeveloped and its total industrial floor space will be increased significantly. The redeveloped estate will offer more jobs as well as a more attractive work environment with features such as a cycling network and an amenities centre.
Residents hoping for short commutes to work can also look forward to new jobs at the upcoming Lorong Halus Industrial Park. This new-generation industrial park is targeted at light and clean industries such as food, lifestyle and logistics, and will boast a vibrant riverfront lined with lush greenery.