Distinct housing areas in Serangoon

By EdgeProp Singapore / EdgeProp Singapore | June 27, 2019 3:00 PM SGT
Serangoon is located within Singapore’s North-East Region, squeezed between Ang Mo Kio to the west and Hougang to the east. Work on Serangoon New Town started in 1982, with the HDB flats located to the north of Serangoon MRT Station the first to be completed. Two years later, the development of Serangoon Central began, before being completed in 1989. Today, Serangoon is also known for the NEX shopping mall and the Serangoon Gardens private housing estate along with its famous inhabitant, the Chomp Chomp food centre.
Map showing NEX, Serangoon MRT and up to Serangoon Gardens. Credit: Google Maps
Serangoon is made up of two distinct sub-areas, accentuated by the area’s narrow shape. A good way of seeing the differences in the make-up of the area is to journey between NEX and Serangoon Gardens. Completed in 2010, NEX is the largest shopping mall in north-east Singapore, and one of the largest anywhere in Singapore. It attracts people from all over the region, given its variety of retail and food offerings.
The distinctive clock on the façade of Block 307 at the junction of Lorong Chuan and Serangoon Avenue 2. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore
The neighbourhoods around the mall are dominated by HDB housing blocks. Thirty-five blocks (Blocks 301 through to 335) lie to the left of Serangoon Avenue 2, and 46 (Blocks 201 through to 246) are to the right as well as north of Boundary Road and around Singapore Community Park.
Travelling up the spine of the area along Serangoon Avenue 2, the look and feel changes drastically. Once you have crossed Lorong Chuan/Boundary Road, HDB blocks are no longer in sight, and landed property is the only order of the day. As the road climbs upwards, generally speaking, so does the size of the properties on either side of the road, along with their price tags.
One of the larger properties on Lorong Chuan. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore