Woodlands: Introduction

11 March 2007

Abstract
Woodlands District is located in the North Region; and the district comprises Woodlands New Town, Kranji Estate, Mandai Estate and Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Woodlands is developed in 1970 as the 4th New Town of Singapore. It is the frontier town next to the Singapore end of the Causeway.

Development of Woodlands is carried out in 3 stages, taking 32 years to be completely developed in 2002 (the longest in town development).

Toponymics
Woodlands was named after the view from Johor as the coastline was full of Kranji trees.

Statistics
English Name: Woodlands
Chinese Name: 兀兰
Year of urban development: 1970
Total Area: 4,637 hectares
Neighbourhoods: 20
Population: 248,300
Region: North Region
Heritage Road Corridor: Bukit Timah
Postal District:
2572 (Mandai Estate)
2573 (Woodlands New Town & Kranji Estate)
2677 (Ulu Sembawang)

Transport
MRT:
NS7 Kranji
NS8 Marsiling
NS9 Woodlands
NS10 Admiralty

Expressway:
Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
Seletar Expressway (SLE)
North – South Expressway (NSE) (under construction)

Bus Interchange:
Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange

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