Hougang, meaning “river end” in the Hokkien/Teochew dialect, is a residential area in the North region of Singapore and holds the title of being the most populated town in the region. Prior to the 1990s, much of the area was used for pig farming before the farmers were relocated to make way for residential developments.
Hougang is fairly self-sufficient, with many amenities available within the neighborhood and adjacent areas. Commercial malls such as Hougang Mall, Heartland Mall, Hougang 1, and Serangoon Shopping Centre provide a wide range of retail outlets for fashion, home furnishing, electronics, various casual, fast-food, and family dining options, as well as other businesses and services.
Community centers and sports halls allow residents to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, with sports such as badminton, futsal (a variant of football/soccer), and gyms made readily available at fairly affordable rates. Parks in the area such as Punggol Park, Hougang Neighbourhood Park, and Realty Park Playground ensure there are pockets of nature and greenery available to residents seeking a quiet retreat.
The Hougang area is served by Hougang MRT station and the Hougang Central Bus Interchange where multiple bus routes feed into and out to various parts of the island.
There are numerous schools in the area which draw in families. Thanks to the new facilities such as sports complexes and shopping malls, Hougang also attracts younger home renters/owners as well including couples and singles.
Hougang is bordered on the north by Compassvale and Rivervale, on the east by Kangkar, on the south by Kovan, and on the west by Serangoon. Let’s compare Hougang to its younger neighbour, Sengkang.
With major developments in the pipeline, subsequent years are looking exciting for Sengkang residents. Existing shopping malls like Compass One, Rivervale Plaza, Fernvale Point, and The Seletar Mall, provide more dining and retail facilities for residents. Within the district, Anchor Green Primary School, Nan Chiau High School, and Pei Hwa Secondary School enrich the education scene. Other schools include North Vista Primary School, Palm View Primary School, and Sengkang Secondary School. Condos are aplenty in the Sengkang neighborhood with the completion of La Fiesta, Esparina Residences, Jewel @ Buangkok, and Bellewaters condominium. Existing condominiums within the vicinity include Rivervale Crest and The Quartz. To cater to the healthcare needs of the community, Sengkang General Hospital and Community Hospital recently opened, complementing Buangkok Green Medical Park. Residents will benefit from bountiful employment opportunities from the creation of Lorong Halus Industrial Park nearby, easily accessible from both Buangkok and Sengkang train stations.
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