The West Region should be excited because the Draft Master Plan 2013 will include them for further development. This is Singapore’s legacy to the next generation – a community where everyone is welcome. West region covers a land area of 25,686 ha. The development plans will include twelve areas to include Pioneer, Boon Lay, Western Water Catchment, Tengah, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Tuas, Jurong East, Jurong West, Western Islands, Bukit Batok, and Bukit Panjang.
The development will feature a number of private and public residential options. Apart from that, there will be community facilities as well as recreation spaces for the people to enjoy. The government is looking into the connectivity of the region. Its plans for more transport choices in the future are imminent. Dwelling on the less serious parts, here are some things that you need to know about the West Region:
- Boon Lay: Boon Lay is named after the well-known businessman Chew Boon Lay. He has rubber plantations and because of this, the region grew into what it is now today.
- Jurong Bird Park: The Bird Park is the largest bird park in Asia. It houses about 400 species of birds. The bird park has a total of 5000 birds that inhabit the area. It was established in 1971.
- Jurong Island: Jurong Island was established to support the chemical industry of Singapore. Jurong Island is the amalgamation of seven islands.
- Clementi: Clementi was previously a swampland, squatter villages and farms until it was built into a contemporary residential village.
- Hillview Area: In the late 1900’s, Hillview Area was an industrial district but it was changed into residential properties today.