Discover the beautiful town of Hougang in Singapore
If you look for Hougang on a map, you will find it in the northeastern region of Singapore. It shares its borders with Sengkang and Serangoon and is a fairly attractive suburb. Hougang, Singapore, sprang to life during the 1980s when development began in what was formerly a rural, forested area.
In times gone by, Hougang was a large, rural area that stretched all the way from the junction at Yio Chu Kang Road and Serangoon Road to the Serangoon Road and Tampines Road junction. The town was small and quaint and the area was popular with pig farmers and nature lovers. One day a developer saw its potential as a location for numerous housing developments for the ever-expanding city. As a result the pig farmers were relocated to flats in Hougang and the little village that formally had little importance suddenly took on a new life. One of the few remainders of the original village is the well at Hougang Street 21. In the past this well served as a meeting place for the many passer-by's and locals.
Today you will find that the role originally enjoyed by this humble well has now been taken on by a number of new shopping centres. One such centre is the Hougang Mall. Another great place to meet is at the Hougang Festival Market. It is at these places that you will be able to shop or bargain to your hearts content whilst visiting Hougang. It is also a great place to get a bite to eat or enjoy some light entertainment. Hougang also has a sports stadium, an aquatics centre, an indoor sporting complex, a few wet markets and hawker centres and various parks. It is essentially a self-sustainable public housing area that forms it's own town within the borders of the city. As such, you will find that it has all the facilities necessary to sustain the residents of the area, including schools and medical facilities. Why not spend a few hours in Hougang, Singapore? It's a great place to make new friends.