Sengkang: Introduction

11 June 2008

Abstract
Sengkang District is located in the East Region; and the district comprises Sengkang New Town and Jalan Kayu Estate.

Sengkang is developed in 1995 as the 18th New Town of Singapore. It is the first new town to be developed after a 10 years hiatus.

Toponymics
During the initial planning stage in the early 1990s, the New Town remains nameless. It then adopt the temporary name 'Kangkar / Jalan Kayu' New Town, before finalizing its name as Sengkang New Town in 1995.

The name Sengkang means "prosperous harbour" in Teochew and Hokkien. It is named after a road called Lorong Sengkang, off Lorong Buangkok.

Statistics
English Name: Sengkang
Chinese Name: 盛港
Year of urban development: 1995
Total Area: 972 hectares
Neighbourhoods: 7
Population: 171,300
Region: East Region
Heritage Road Corridor: Serangoon
Postal District:
1954 (Sengkang East)
2879 (Sengkang West)

Transport
MRT:
NE15 Buangkok
NE16 Sengkang

Expressway:
Tampines Expressway (TPE)
Kallang – Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)

Bus Interchange:
Sengkang Bus Interchange

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