Queenstown: Introduction

11 December 2006

Abstract
Queenstown District is located in the West Region; and the district comprises Queenstown New Town, Ayer Rajah Estate, Pasir Panjang Sub-District and the Southwest Islands Sub-District.

Queenstown is the first satellite town of Singapore. Development started in 1953 and the town was named to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Toponymics
Queenstown was named after Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen was Singapore's head of state until independence.

The development of Queenstown started in 1953. Hence the new satellite town was so named to commemorate Her Majesty’s coronation on 2 June 1953.

Most of Queenstown's street names, particularly those in the older Princess Estate and Duchess Estate, have a connection with the British Royal Family. Even the bordering and much older Alexandra Road is named after a member of the British Royal Family.

Statistics
English Name: Queenstown
Chinese Name: 女皇镇
Year of urban development: 1953
Total Area: 2,932 hectares
Neighbourhoods: 18 neighbourhoods + 16 offshore islands
Population: 97,800
Region: West Region
Heritage Road Corridor: Pasir Panjang
Postal District:
0007 (Southwest Islands Sub-District)
0314 (Queenstown New Town)
0511 (Pasir Panjang Sub-District & Bukom Islands)
0513 (Ayer Rajah Estate)
1027 (Buona Vista & Ghim Moh)

Transport
MRT:
EW19 Queenstown
EW20 Commonwealth
EW21 / CC22 Buona Vista
EW22 Dover
CC21 Holland Village *
CC23 one-north
CC24 Kent Ridge
CC25 Haw Par Villa
CC26 Pasir Panjang
CC27 Labrador Park *

Expressway:
Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)

Bus Interchange:
Buona Vista Bus Terminal
Ghim Moh Bus Terminal
Kent Ridge Bus Terminal

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