OVERVIEW OF QUEENSTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD
Queenstown is a satellite residential town and planning area based on the southwestern-most part of Singapore’s Central Region. It is bordered with Clementi in the west and northwest, Bukit Merah in the southeast and east, Tanglin in the northeast, and Bukit Timah in the north. The southwestern-most and southern limits of the area are bounded by the Selat Pandan. The area was originally developed by Singapore Improvement Trust during the 50s and then by the HDB during the 60s. Queenstown is the first satellite residential town to be constructed in Singapore. Most buildings in the town consist of 1, 2, or 3-room flats, usually walk-up, low-rise blocks. With a total population of 98,000 residents, Queenstown is one of the most populated planning areas in Singapore. It covers a total area of 20.43 km2, with 2.1 km2 allocating for residents. The town is divided into 16 subzones, including the Port, Pasir Panjang II, Pasir Panjang, Kent Ridge, National University, Dover, Singapore Polytechnic, Buona Vista, Portsdown, Queensway, Mei Chin, Margaret Drive, Tanglin Halt, Commonwealth, Holland Drive, and Ghim Moh. There are up to three bus terminals and eight MRT stations in Queenstown across two lines.