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 value of land in Novena is extremely high. There are many commercial facilities and services in the area, including the Novena Square shopping mall and the United Square Shopping Mall, which is a kid-oriented mall. In addition, Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Novena is one of the busiest and oldest hospitals in the country. A constantly developing region, Novena has planned for a new Care Hub to be completed in 2030, which will include step-down facilities, a medical school, a hospital, and Singapore’s Infectious Diseases National Center. The area is connected with other areas by taxis, buses, and the MRT. There are total 3 primary schools, 3 secondary schools, and a college in Novena.