Yio Chu Kang is a district located in the north-eastern part of Singapore, and within the vicinity of, Seletar Serangoon districts. Yio Chu Kang is largely a residential precinct.

In early days, the northern areas of Singapore were concentrated with gambier and pepper plantations, a major feature that drew Chinese immigrants to set up their homes here. It is believed that Yio Chu Kang was named after a certain Mr Yeo (an alleged Chinese immigrant) who built his chu (Chinese word for “house”) by a kang (Chinese word for “river”).

A major feature of Yio Chu Kang's residential area is the low-density, high-rise HDB flats and condominium estates. These residences are located amidst the lush greenery of the various parks and playgrounds here.


  • Himalayan Centre For Yoga Meditation
    Located at 65 Mimosa Crescent , the Himalayan Centre For Yoga Meditation is where you can take up yoga classes.


  • MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore)
    The Yio Chu Kang Employment Development Centre @ 23 Cactus Crescent and Yio Chu Kang Gardens School @ 451 Yio Chu Kang Road are two out of 12 establishments of MINDS. Other establishments include 5 Special Schools; 3 Employment Development Centres ( EDCs ); 2 Training and Development Centres ( TDCs ); and 2 Residential Homes.

Other Informations in Yio Chu Kang: Low-Density, High-Rise Residential Precinct
  • Shopping Malls : Shopping Mall (1)

  • Educational Institutions : Kindergartens (4)

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