Ang Mo Kio

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Size & Population
13 sq km with an estimated 164,000 residents.

About Ang Mo Kio
There are 10 sub-zones in Ang Mo Kio; Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Cheng San, Chong Boon, Townsville, Shangri-la, Kebun Bahru, Sembawang Hills, Yio Chu Kang, Sindo and Seletar.

There are about 48,000 or more units in the estate, ranging from three-room to executive flats. Being an older estate, units here are relatively larger in size with, more parking space and outdoor leisure areas. In coherence with the size and location, the value of units in this area tends to be more costly.

At present, Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong is the Member of Parliament (MP) for this district.

History
Ang Mo Kio was named after a bridge built in Thomson Road by J.T Thomson who was the government surveyor in 1841 and 1854. It literally means 'large and prosperous bridge'. The area’s kampong (a Malay word meaning; village) culture and spirit still thrives even with the current influx of modern developments and conveniences. In previous generations, the people lived rudimentary lives, rearing farm animals, growing fruits and vegetables while others ran small- scale businesses or were laborers.

Residential
There are a mix of landed, high rise apartments and HDB units here. This zone is also largely occupied by HDB dwellers. Ang Mo Kio Town Centre is undergoing some major reconstruction so residents can expect facilities that cater to both the young and the old. As an urban planning division, the Ang Mo Kio Planning Area lies within this region.

Transportation
One modern amenity available in Ang Mo Kio, as throughout the rest of Singapore, is the multimodal system called the Mass Rapid Transit System commonly known as the MRT. Two stations operate within the town to serve its residents. With Ang Mo Kio MRT Station situated at the center and Yio Chu Kang MRT Station situated at the town’s northern areas, they provide a convenient link to the City center and the rest of Singapore. Apart from this there is also the Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange linked directly to the Ang Mo Kio MRT Station Via an underground pedestrian walkway which provides feeder bus services to neighbourhoods. Yio Chu Kang MRT Station is serviced by buses at the Yio Chu Kang Terminal located just beside the station.



Other Informations in Ang Mo Kio District Guide
  • Industrial Estates : Industrial Estates (79)

  • Market & Food Centers : Market (1)

  • Shopping Malls : Shopping Malls (2)

  • Supermarkets : Supermarkets (23)

  • Educational Institutions : Primary Schools (11), Secondary Schools (9), Tertiary Institutions (34) and Universities (4) Kindergartens (10)

  • Emergency : Hospital (1) and Polyclinics (2)

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