OVERVIEW OF HOUGANG NEIGHBORHOOD
Hougang is a residential town and planning area based in Singapore’s Northeast Region. The town is home to approximately 222,300 residents, and it is also the most populated area in the region. It is bordered by Serangoon and Geylang in the south, Sengkang in the north, Bedok in the southeast, Paya Lebar in the east, Toa Payoh in the southwest, and Ang Mo Kio and Bishan in the west. Hougang is currently divided into eight subzones, including Buangkok View, Serangoon North, Kovan, Hougang South, Hougang Meadow, and Hougang Central. Similar to other residential areas in the country, Hougang is designed to be self-sufficient, with a variety of amenities and services lowering the number of commuting residents to the Central Area. These include Hougang stadium, Hougang sports hall, an aquatics center, hawker centers, wet markets, and many public parks. One of the most prominent landmarks in the area is Buangkok Green Medical Park, which houses various medical facilities. The town is served by 2 MRT stations: Kovan and Hougang. The Central Bus Interchange also offers bus services that travel to several parts of the country. There are 8 secondary schools, 9 primary schools, and a college in the area.