Good news for North-East Region, URA’s (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Draft Master Plan 2013 has future plans for the region. The region covers land area of 17,800 ha. The Draft Master Plan will make the region lively and growing. Green spaces, parks and waterfront will be developed together with the industries. This will make the lives of people easier, better and more livelier.
What are the famous places you will see in the North-East Region? Here’s a list:
- Pulau Ubin – Ubin is a Malay word which means Granite. Pulau Ubin is home of five quarries here in Singapore namely the Kekek, Ketam, Ubin, Pekan and Balai Quarry.
- Seletar Airport – Singapore’s first airport is Seletar Airport; it was completed in 1929. The airport is still operational. Before it was made into an airport, it was a plantation and swamp land.
- Jalan Kayu – Jalan Kayu area leads to the Seletar Airbase. The area was originally swarmed with vegetable farms, livestock (pigs) and kampong houses.
- Serangoon Garden Circus – Serangoon Garden Estate houses Serangoon Garden Circus. It was one of Singapore’s first circus built around 1950’s. You will notice that there are remaining merry go round.
- Old Upper Thomson Road – The Old Upper Thomson Road took part in the Grand Prix Circuit. It graced the 1961 and 1973 Grand Prix.
Apart from these places, North-East Region also includes Sengkang, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Hougang, Punggol and North Eastern Islands. If you want to know more, you can visit URA Centre at 45 Maxwell Road. Be advised that they are open from Monday to Friday (8:30am-6:30pm) and Saturday (9am-5pm).