Located in the North East region of Singapore, Sengkang is slated to be transformed into a fully mature housing estate under the development plans laid out by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).
If you’re planning to move to Sengkang, you’ll want to have a good idea of what the neighbourhood is like. What healthcare facilities can you expect in Sengkang? Maybe you have children and are wondering what options your children have for schools. For the exercise lovers, are there enough green spaces? For the shopaholics, what malls are available? For the foodies, will you be able to satisfy your taste buds at Sengkang?
We answer all these burning questions and more in this article! Read on for a breakdown of 7 things you should know about Sengkang.
Healthcare Facilities in Sengkang
When choosing your neighbourhood, it is always good to take note of the healthcare facilities available. Sengkang has no shortage of healthcare facilities, with 2 hospitals and a polyclinic to serve residents.
Opened in August 2018, the Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) and Sengkang Community Hospital can be found on opposite sides of the Cheng Lin LRT. These hospitals bring quality healthcare much nearer to the heartlands of Sengkang. Residents of Sengkang can rest assured knowing that top notch medical care and facilities are just a stone’s throw away from their houses.
For less urgent/less severe medical concerns, residents can also seek consultations at the Sengkang Polyclinic. Located within the Sengkang Community Hub, the Sengkang Polyclinic is easily accessible via the Sengkang Station. Besides normal consultations, the polyclinic also offers X-ray and Mammograph services.
Lifestyle: What recreational facilities are there in Sengkang?
A neighbourhood is more than just a place to stay. It is also a community and a lifestyle. Sengkang is home to a plethora of community facilities for residents to enjoy.
Sengkang Community Centre
The Sengkang Community Centre is a bustling hub for residents in Sengkang. Here, you can find a whole range of facilities including a Singapore Post Office, clinics and sports facilities.
Sengkang Sports Centre
Just a 5 minute walk from Farmway LRT, Sengkang residents are able to enjoy various sports at the Sengkang Sports Centre. Track and field enthusiasts will appreciate the large track available in the sports centre. There’s also a soccer field for soccer lovers to engage in friendly games. In addition, the Sengkang Sports Centre also houses the Sengkang Swimming Complex, 2 sheltered pools where residents can enjoy a good swim. Furthermore, the swimming complex even has a jacuzzi pool, adding a touch of luxury to the neighbourhood!
Sengkang Durian Festival
Do you love durians? If your answer was a resounding “yes”, you’d love the annual Sengkang Centre Durian Festival. Organized at the Sengkang Community Club, this unique festival sees durian lovers of Sengkang come together and enjoy the king of fruits! More information about this festival, and other community information can be found on the Sengkang Community Club Facebook page.
Shopping at Sengkang: What Malls Are There?
Shopping is no longer restricted to the busy heart of the city. With the development of various malls in heartlands (Sengkang included!), you no longer need to head to town just to fulfil your shopping needs. Sengkang is home to lots of shopping malls where you can satisfy your shopping desires to your heart’s content without needing to even travel way out of your neighbourhood!
You can get to Seletar Mall via the Fernvale LRT, or by buses 50, 163 and 163M. There’s a whole range of eateries for you to choose from at the mall. You can also do grocery shopping here at NTUC FairPrice Finest. Popular F&B outlets like Starbucks and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are also great hangout spots to catch up with friends and loved ones over coffee. Equipped with a cinema, you can also catch the newest blockbuster films at Seletar Mall.
Housing hair salons, eateries, supermarkets, and even clinics, Rivervale Plaza is well equipped to serve the needs of the residents in Sengkang. Just a short walking distance from Kangar LRT, the mall is easily accessible and brings these amenities even closer to the residents.
Wet Markets in Sengkang
If you prefer doing your grocery shopping at wet markets instead of supermarkets, rest assured that you will not be robbed of your preference in Sengkang. Located near the Sengkang Station, you’re able to do your grocery shopping at the Sengkang Wet Market. After a busy morning of procuring groceries, you can also head over to the nearby Kopitiam for a warm cup of kopi.
Education in Sengkang for Your Children
As a newer estate, there is no shortage of good schools in Sengkang to cater to the needs of your children. From preschools to secondary schools, Sengkang is home to a plethora of good schools. For example, preschool children can attend the MOE Kindergarten located in Sengkang Green, North Vista and Fern Green. For primary school and secondary school children, Nan Chiau Primary School and Nan Chiau High School are well-known schools respectively.
Places to Relax: Green Spaces in Sengkang
If you find solace in taking long walks in nature and enjoying the lush greenery, you’ll be happy to know that Sengkang is home to various parks located throughout the new town.
For example, along Compassvale Street, you can find the Sengkang Sculpture Park. As the name suggests, this park is full of interesting sculptures that invites park goers to interact with them. Vibrant, fun and quirky, the Sengkang Sculpture Park adds a breath of fresh air to the neighbourhood.
Love waterfront views? Sengkang Riverside Park is perfect for people who enjoy the soothing sounds and sights of water. Stretching more than 3km long, the canal is a great place for people to cycle, jog or simply stroll leisurely.
Transportation in Sengkang: Well-connected via LRT and NEL
Thanks to the LRT systems, it is pretty easy to get around the various regions in Sengkang.
For connections to the city centre, or rest of the island, residents can hop on the North East Line. Connected to six bustling MRT interchanges, residents can easily transfer to other lines (eg. Serangoon to Circle Line, Little India to Downton Line) for easy access to any part of Singapore.
If you’re driving, Sengkang is well connected to the Tampines Expressway. The TPE is accessible via Sengkang East Road, Punggol Road and Sengkang East Drive.