OVERVIEW OF SEMBAWANG NEIGHBORHOOD
Sembawang is a residential town and planning area based in Singapore’s North Region. It shares the same border with Johor Straits in the north, Woodlands in the west, Yishun in the southeast, Mandai in the south, and Simpang in the east. Currently, the area is divided into 9 different subzones, including The Wharves, Senoko South, Senoko North, Sembawang Straits, Sembawang Springs, Sembawang North, Sembawang East, Sembawang Central, and Admiralty. In spite of the relatively large growth in its New Town, this area still remains suburban, with recreational, industrial, and military facilities at the periphery. Sembawang is also home to port facilities and a main naval base, which handles regular shipping traffic in the country. Just like other planning areas, there are also many common communal facilities in this region, including the Sembawang MRT station, bus interchange, 5 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, 3 shopping centers, and a public library. The Sembawang Park is a notable destination in the area. With 15 hectares of space, it includes a natural forest and beach, which is ideal for city dwellers and campers. There is also a variety of flora and fauna which are native to the country.