Central Water Catchment
The Central Water Catchment mainly houses the country’s main reservoirs; Upper Seletar, Upper Peirce, Lower Peirce and MacRitchie. Lying in the geographical centre of the city, the area is home to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve which is the largest in the country. There are not many residential areas in this space. It mostly houses its industrial site workers.
Lim Chu Kang
This area was designed as an agricultural farm.It’s a highly underdeveloped area, and it also homes the country’s largest cemeterial area.The area is served by two main roads- Lim Chu Kang Road and Old Choa Chu Kang Road.
Mandai homes a variety of Singapore’s parks and wildlife parks.The Singapore Zoological Gardens and Mandai Orchid Garden are also situated here. There also plans for future construction of a wildlife park in the area.As there is undeveloped land, some parts of the area are used as military training grounds.However, in the future, the Sembawang Air Base and Chong Pang Camp will be the only two military grounds remaining in Mandai.The rest will soon be moved to Lim Chu Kang and Pulau Tekong to make way for the massive new bird park and rainforest park.
This area is divided into two sections, with half of the area being grounds for military base and the other half being a developed residential area.Most of the residents within this area are expatriates who prefer to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city.Its residential area contains a majority of HDB flats and condominiums and most of the old areas are not entirely served by public transportation.Notable recreational attractions here include the Sembawang Park, Sembawang Hot Spring, Bottle Tree Village and Orchid Golf Course and Seletar Golf Course.
Simpang currently is a swamp area being used as a military training ground, several plans for its development was rejected.There has been talk in town where the government is planning to convert it into a high-density housing estate.
The railway line available in the vicinity is the Kranji MRT Station which trails on the North-South Line. The Sungei Kadut MRT station is slated for operation in mid-2030s.Currently, only the SMRT Bus Service 925 serves the area which operates from Woodlands to Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.Overall this area does not really house residential areas.
Expatriates often choose this area due to the variety of housing choices which include a significant number of HDB flats, landed houses and high-rise condominiums filled with amenities in the area. Most of the residents are of families with young children. There are a variety of schools in the area which are within walking distance.Transportation wise, the Seletar Expressway (SLE) is on the south whereas the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) is on the west; making it accessible into the CBD. Public transportation in the area is an easy find.Allowing residents an easy commute to their daily activities.
There are a large number of schools in the area, which makes this area perfect for family living, it also includes one junior college.Transportation-wise, there is the Yishun Bus Interchange and Khatib Yishun MRT statio.This will help families and residents to ease access to move around within the area.The Chong Pang City which is a shopping area know for its aesthetically designed pedestrian malls which will also ease shopping for the residents.