Our history as a nation is short. But we can take pride in where we are in that short journey. From a outpost with an uncertain future, we have grown into a global city. Likewise, Yishun has also been transformed. Now we must face the future and plan for the next 50 years.
A transformation of Yishun
The communities within have strong generational linkages. And we have focused on providing amenities for residents of all ages.The building of eco-efficient Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the adjacent SAFRA Yishun and Yishun Pond are amongst some of the developments, which have become well-loved gathering points of Nee Soon residents.
Over the next five years, we will further add new malls, hawker centres, commercial outlets, gardens, parks, water sports facilities and cycling paths. Transport infrastructure will also be enhanced. New commercial and residential developments will come up. There will be an air-conditioned integrated transport hub as well as a new community library.
Older homes will benefit from the Remaking Our Heartlands (ROH). We will be one of seven towns in Singapore that will have its own intra-town cycling networks expanded and upgraded. Nee Soon will have a 15.5km of cycling tracks.
For families, there will be more childcare and kindergarten options. Our parents need to know that their children are well taken care of while they go to work.
When the children are at school, retirees can head to any of the eight existing or seven future senior wellness and activity centres for their leisure. These centres will serve as social hubs where our seniors can exercise, sing, dance or simply catch-up with friends. For those who may require step-up care, there will be nursing homes located nearby. A social service office has already been set up within the community to coordinate social assistance matters within the GRC.
To bring the community together, Nee Soon East Community Club has already been completed. It will help foster stronger community ties. We will also have Nee Soon Central Community Club, Singapore’s first Community Club to be located within a 12-storey shopping mall just a stone’s throw from Yishun MRT station.
The town will have facilities and amenities for our residents to live, work and play.
More affordable homes for all
Our young adults who have spent their childhood years fostering memories in Yishun, wish to continue staying within the familiar grounds of the community.
From 2010 to 2013, there were 3,953 new HDB homes and 1,014 private homes within the town. With this growth, we are also upgrading the amenities and infrastructure to support our residents. This means more of our young people can live closer to their childhood homes. And their children have easy access to their grandparents. This means a multi-generation of families building new memories and hopes together.
Artists’ Impressions of the new Northpoint City and Nee Soon Central CC