Jurong

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For other meanings of Jurong, such as the MRT station, see Jurong (disambiguation)


Names
English:Jurong
Chinese:裕廊
(Pinyin:Ylng)
Malay:Jurong
Tamil:fill in

Jurong is a constituency and town of Singapore, located at the Western part of the Singapore mainland.

History

In 1963, the then Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, made Jurong the initial constituency on his first visit to constituencies in the Republic. At the time, Jurong was without a citizen's consultative committee. However, this fact did not deter them. Instead, they responded through its community leaders.

Jurong then was being developed into a industrial town, streching towards Tuas, a reclaimed land near to Jurong, its construction under the authority of the Jurong Town Corporation. It was chosen because it was relatively far from Singapore's Central Business District and residential areas. Today, Jurong is mainly an area for industry, especially high technology industry and some heavy industry, although much of the more polluting industry is situated at its counterpart, Jurong Island, even farther from the residential areas. This is also due to the fact that some parts of Jurong also has residential HDB estate on its eastern portion.

The Keretapi Tanah Melayu from Malaysia used to have a branch of tracks from Bukit Timah serving this industrial area. It was opened in 1965 amid much fanfare, but failed to generate satisfactory traffic. It was consequently closed in the early 1990s and by now some part of the tracks have been dismantled.

Well known amenities in Jurong

http://www.lib.gov.sg/OurLibraries/library.asp?code=JRL&url=/OurLibraries/LibBranches.asp?

  • Shopping Centres :

Jurong Point http://www.jurongpoint.com.sg

  • Tourist Attraction:
  • Singapore Science Centre

http://www.sci-ctr.edu.sg

  • Singapore Discovery Centre

http://www.sdc.com.sg

  • Jurong Garden

http://www.cjgardens.com.sg/

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