Discover the beauty of Sengkang in Singapore
Sengkang, located in the north-eastern region of Singapore, encompasses Sengkang New Town as well as Jalan Kayu, a rural area. The name Sengkang is a Chinese word meaning "prosperous harbor", a good indication of the town's past. Today, Sengkang New Town is a well established urban area with all the necessary amenities.
Originally Sengkang was covered by tropical rain forests and residents engaged in agriculture and pig farming. Public housing blocks were built during the 1990s and a major transport system was developed. Sengkang New Town is made up of four neighborhoods, namely: Rivervale, Compassvale, Anchorvale and Fernvale. In the Sengkang Town Center, visitors can make use of Sengkang Station, situated on the North East Line. This line is an automated mass rapid transit system which began functioning in 2003. Another station along the line is the Buangkok NEL Station, providing easy commuting from Compassvale. The Sengkang Light Rail Transit system runs through the town providing people with transport to the town center. Buses are available at the Sengkang Bus Interchange.
Sengkang features two rivers: Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Punggol. The banks of the rivers create lovely green belts through Sengkang and connect residential areas to pretty parks in the area. In the future the park connectors will lead up to the town park, a sports complex, Coney Island Park as well as Punggol Park. These green belts provide an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. A popular spot is the Sengkang Sculpture Park in Compassvale, a lovely natural area. Shopaholics will have a great time at the thematic Compass Point Shopping Center in Sengkang.
Sengkang New Town is a fantastic stop for travelers making their way through Singapore.