OVERVIEW OF JURONG WEST NEIGHBORHOOD
Jurong West is a residential town and planning area based in Singapore’s West Region. It shares boundaries with Western Water Catchment to the west, Pioneer and Boon Lay to the south, Jurong East to the east, and Tengah to the north. Jurong West was initially a forested area and is undergoing quick developments under the ambitious goals of the Singapore Housing Development Board to make it a fully mature housing estate region. With a total of approximately 94,000 private and public housing units, Jurong West is currently divided into 9 subzones. These are Yunnan, Wenya, Taman Jurong, Safti, Kian Teck, Jurong West Central, Hong Kah, Chin Bee, and Boon Lay Place. As of 2018, the area accommodates nearly 267,000 residents, most of whom are in the working population. There are 2 main rivers in Jurong West, Sungei Lanchar and Sungei Jurong, which both run throughout the area with a system of green connectors alongside the banks. The New Town is connected to other parts of the country through three MRT stations: Pioneer, Boon Lay, and Lakeside. There are also 25 educational institutions in the region, including primary schools, secondary schools, and international schools.