Sengkang

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Compassvale Court

Sengkang is a place in Singapore. It is on the north-east part of Singapore. Seletar and Punggol are north of it. Pasir Ris and Paya Lebar are on its east. Hougang and Serangoon are on its south. Yishun and Ang Mo Kio to its west.

In the past, it was a fishing village. Then, it was built-up very quickly by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).[1] 4 neighbourhoods make up the town.

Where its name came from[change | change source]

Sengkang is a Chinese word meaning "prosperous harbour".[2] The name came from a road called Lorong Sengkang. It was near Lorong Buangkok.

History[change | change source]

An HDB block now in Anchorvale

There were farms and forests. The only building was the Punggol Rural Centre. It was removed in 2005 for the newer buildings.

Its theme is "Town of the Seafarer", based on its rich history.[3]

Parts[change | change source]

Sengkang is split into 7 parts.[4]

  • Rivervale, Singapore
  • Compassvale
  • Anchorvale
  • Fernvale, Singapore
  • Sengkang Town Centre
  • Sengkang West
  • Lorong Halus North

Transportation[change | change source]

The Sengkang LRT Line serves the town. Many buses come from or go through the town. Sengkang MRT and LRT Station and Buangkok MRT Station are the MRT stations in Sengkang. They are on the North East MRT Line.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Tee Hun Ching (24 September 2000). "Life behind the vales". The Straits Times.
  2. "Fancy living in an ocean park?". The Straits Times. 24 September 2000.
  3. Jose Raymond (8 February 2000). "Sengkang takes shape". The Straits Times. p. 28.
  4. "Singapore's Sengkang Planning Area". Key Location. Retrieved 2017-11-11.

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