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Hougang HDB Flats Singapore

Hougang is an urban planning area and it is a suburb of city-state Singapore, it comes under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The borders of Hougang are Sengkang in the north and Serangoon towards south. Development of Hougang started way back in 1980 and most of the development of Hougang’s housings were done by HDB and renamed Hougang as Hougang Newtown.

Hougang is spread around an area of 12.76 sq km and the residential area of Hougang is nearly 3.54 sq km, it has a population of more than 167,800 peoples. Number of housing units of HDB are 48,477 and the ultimate housing units to be completed are 68,000.

The name Hougang was derived from a Chinese word ‘Owkung’ which means ‘back of the river’. This name was so meant because this area being located in the upstream or back of the Suengi Serangoon. As there are many Singaporean Chinese residents in Hougang so the language spoken by the public is Teochew language. Hougang is bounded by Sengkang Newtown on the north, Airport Road on the south, Paya Lebar Airport to the east and Upper Paya Lebar Road to the west.

Hougang has more than 47,000 units of HDB flats and majority of them are 4-rooms type. The distinctive feature one might notice is the large semi circular balconies which occur in many of the Housing Development Board housing flats and this feature is not seen in other public housing areas of Singapore. Hougang has plenty of amenities in the service of it residents as other new tons have in Singapore.

Hougang is subdivided into seven subzones and they are as follow:

• Hougang
• Trafalgar
• Rosyth
• Defu Industrial Park
• Lorong Ah Soo
• Sungei Serangoon
• Tai Keng
• Trafalgar.


The Hougang Bus Interchange provides the Hougang town with wide range of bus service which covers the other parts of island by running frequently, this interchange is located in Hougang Central which is located near the Hougang mall and it has underground link with Hougang MRT station.

Hougang is considered as heartland of Singapore and is at a significant distance away from Singapore. Most of its commercial activities run through the shopping centers which are at the Hougang mall, the Heartland Mall and the Hougang Festival market.


The other amenities provided to the residents of Hougang by the HDB are sports stadium, indoor sports complex, aquatics center, Punggol Park etc.

Hougang is served by two MRT stations and they are the Hougang MRT station which is located beside the Hougang bus interchange and the Hougang mall and the other MRT station is the Kovan MRT station which is located near the Heartland mall and the residents who are living in the borders of Sengkang have an option of Bungkok MRT station.


Above is the information about Hougang and its HDB flats.



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