Sengkang means ‘prosperous harbour’ in Chinese, and was once occupied by fishing villages and rubber and pepper plantations.
What Makes Sengkang Interesting?
Since its early days as a fishing village, Sengkang has undergone rapid development over the years.
Today, the town has been transformed into a 21st century township, with amenities for work and play for residents.
How Many HDB Flats in Sengkang?
Sengkang is a satellite residential town located in the North-Eastern part of Singapore.
An estimated 207,900 HDB residents call Sengkang home, and the HDB manages 65,981 flats in the town (as of 31 March 2017).
Why Should You Live in Sengkang?
The housing developments in Sengkang are known for their nautical-themed names, harkening back to the town’s past.
It was the first satellite town to have its major public transport amenities built in tandem with the main public housing development. The Sengkang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system was developed as the existing public housing blocks were being built in the late 1990s. Commuters alighting at Sengkang MRT station have direct access to the bus interchange, a shopping centre with a private condominium and the LRT network.
For foodies that are on the lookout for exciting dining options, there is Jalan Kayu, a popular food street which is accessible by direct bus services and a short drive via Sengkang, where you can find the famous roti prata as well as a decent steak dinner.
The redeveloped Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) is the next foodie enclave to head to. The first phase of The Oval @ SAP which was launched late 2016 features five food and beverage tenants within walking distance of one another. Highlights include Youngs Bar & Restaurant which serves modern European cuisine, Wheeler’s Estate and The Summerhouse.
Leisure and Recreation
Sengkang’s main shopping centre, Compass One, is a one-stop mall that serves residents’ needs and includes a library within it.
Sengkang Riverside Park which has a constructed wetland and rich biodiversity is a favourite of nature lovers. Visitors can hike on the trails to get close to the inhabitants of the marshland. The constructed wetland doubles up as a wildlife habitat and attracts a variety of mangrove birds and damselflies.
For sports enthusiasts, you can participate in various sports activities at the Sengkang Sports Centre, where the Sengkang Hockey Stadium is housed.
- KK Womens Clinic @ Sengkang
- Sengkang General and Community Hospital (to be completed in 2018)
- Sengkang Polyclinic
- Thong Chai Medical Institution
- Anchor Green Primary Schoo
- Compasvale Primary School
- Fernvale Primary School
- Nan Chiau Primary School
- North Spring Primary School
- North Vista Primary School
- Palm View Primary School
- Rivervale Primary School
- Seng Kang Primary School
- Sengkang Green Primary School
- Springdale Primary School
- CHIJ Saint Joseph’s Convent
- Compassvale Secondary School
- Nan Chiau High School
- North Vista Secondary School
- Pei Hwa Secondary School
- Seng Kang Secondary School
Any Future Plans for Sengkang?
Sengkang has transformed greatly over the past decade from plots of empty land into a community surrounded by high-rise developments and several facilities.
A new industrial area Sengkang West Industrial area is to be built at of Jalan Kayu. Land provision has also been made for a junior college in the town to meet future educational demand in the Northeast Region.
The completion of the Sengkang General and Community Hospitals this 2018 will bring specialist care to residents’ doorsteps. Public transport in Sengkang will also be improved with higher frequencies of trains and more bus services.