OVERVIEW OF NOVENA NEIGHBORHOOD
Novena is a planning area which is situated in Singapore’s Central Region. It is bounded by Kallang in the east, Tanglin in the south, Bukit Timah in the west, and Toa Payoh in the north. Currently, the area is divided into five subzones, including Mount Pleasant, Moulmein, Malcolm, Dunearn, and Balestier. Due to its proximity to the Central Area, the land value is extremely high in Novena. There are many commercial facilities and services in the area, including the Novena Square shopping mall, United Square Shopping Mall, which is a kid-oriented mall. In addition, there are some banks here such as UOB and POSB. The Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Novena is one of the busiest and oldest hospitals in the country. A new Care Hub is planned for completion in 2030 in Novena which will include step-down facilities, medical school, hospital, and the Infectious Diseases National Center. The area is connected with other areas by taxis, buses, and MRT. There are total 3 primary schools, 3 secondary schools, and a college in Novena.