Sengkang loop of LRT system gets extra carriages during morning, evening peaks.
Commuters in Sengkang will expect their waiting times cut as extra carriages are added to local LRT system during peak hours.
Eight trains on the Sengkang loop of the Sengkang-Punggol LRT system now have two cars instead of one and will run during the morning and evening peak hours, doubling capacity to 204 passengers each.
Eventually, 16 train-cars will be added to the LRT system’s current fleet of 41 trains, boosting overall capacity by 40%.
Sengkang Bus Interchange
Direct public bus services to and fro many important amenities, from Sengkang Bus Interchange.
City Direct Services to CBD
It is an express bus route between selected residential estates and the city. They were introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to benefit commuters travelling to the city with improved connectivity.
Bus No. 654: Direct bus service to and fro Sengkang and CBD.
Near to Tampines Expressway (TPE) with connections to Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), Central Expressway (CTE), and Seletar Expressway (SLE).
Faster and smoother rides from Seletar to Jalan Kayu, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang and other expressways with the opening of new flyovers.
New Road Between Punggol & Pasir Ris
A new road linking Punggol and Pasir Ris will allow residents to travel directly bewteen the two towns, doing away with the need to go onto Tampines Expressway (TPE).
It will link Punggol Central to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1, and allow motorists to connect Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) directly.
Diverse Options for Shopping, Dining and Recreation
1 Sengkang Mall: Temporary closed for renovation from 25 October 2015. The mall is expected to re-open in a year with a strong mix of retailers. There will be more educational facilities and an increased selection of food and beverages options.
The Seletar Mall: Six-storey retail development that houses more than 130 brands. It boasts a diverse mix of anchor tenants which include FairPrice Finest, Cineplex Shaw Theatres, NTUC Foodfare, BHG, etc. With child-friendly facilities such as nursery rooms, changing stations as well as an outdoor play area at the roof garden.
Greenwich V: Greenwich V is a relaxed and quaint mall which is designed to be a retail and lifestyle hub with alfresco dining and casual outdoor spaces. It has a vibrant blend of offerings, including tantalising F & B choices such as Cedele, Rakuichi Sushi, Mai Thai Restaurant, Toast Box and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. There is also a Cold Storage supermarket to meet your daily grocery needs, and services such as 7-Eleven, Guardian Health & Beauty, Video Ezy, a combined practice medical clinic, children enrichment schools and a pet grooming shop.
Kopitiam Square: Sengkang’s 1st Market cum Food Centre which houses 60 food stalls. Market stalls will operate till 9pm and 50% of the food stalls will be in 24-hours operation.
Rivervale Plaza: It is fully air-conditioned after renovation, and contains a wet market, 24 hours NTUC Fairprice and enrichment schools.
Fernvale Point: Located next to The Seletar Mall. One-storey complex that houses FairPrice, a wet market and 24 hours Koufu foodcourt.
Nearby Eateries: Legend @ Anchorvale Community Club – a casual and relaxed environment for youngsters to hangout; McDonald’s and Pasta Mania @ Sengkang Sports Centre.
Reputable Schools In The Vicinity
Within 1-km of the popular Nan Chiau Primary School.
Primary Schools: Anchor Green Primary School, Compassvale Primary School, Punggol Green Primary School and Springdale Primary School.
Secondary Schools: Nan Chiau High School and CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent.
Mega Childcare Centre
2 mega childcare centres in Sengkang and Punggol by Q4 2016.
Each of the two new centres will have a capacity of 500, well above the average of 100 for a typical centre in a HDB void deck.
Sengkang Childcare Centre is located at the junction of Fernvale Link and Sengkang West Way.
Sengkang Childcare Centre is also integrated with Early Intervention Centre by the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA), the first of its kind here to be co-located with a child-care centre.
The Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children centre will serve up to 300 children with special needs, who will visit the centre for therapy services.
Greenery and Leisure Hangouts
(i) Sengkang Riverside Park
Sengkang Riverside Park is one of four parks located on the North Eastern Riverine Loop of the Park Connector Network.
Home to many fruit trees and aquatic plants, the constructed wetland doubles up as a wildlife habitat and attracts a variety of mangrove birds and damselflies.
PUB’s Sengkang Floating Wetland, which is located within the park, is Singapore’s largest man-made wetland.
Bicycle rental stores are available too.
Cycle or stroll to Punggol Waterway Park, and Coney Island Park.
(ii) Sengkang Sculpture Park
(iii) Sengkang Community Club
Houses SingPost, SingHealth Polyclinic, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA), Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) as well as a music school.
With a multi-purpose hall that can be used for pickle ball, badminton, table tennis and line dance, as well as basketball courts and netball courts at the ground floor.
(iv) Sengkang Public Library in 1 Sengkang Mall
Temporary closed for renovation from 18 October 2015 and is expected to re-open in 2017.
(v) Anchorvale Community Club, Sengkang Hockey Stadium and Sengkang Sports Centre
Anchorvale CC is the first CC to be co-located with a Sports and Recreation Centre. It also has a floating island just behind the building.
Sengkang Hockey Stadium is part of the Sengkang Sports Centre.
(i) Sengkang General and Community Hospitals
Slated for completion in 2020, this future 1, 400-bed integrated hospital development will deliver holistic, multi-disciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
It is conveniently located next to Cheng Lim LRT station and diagonally across from the Sengkang MRT station (300 m).
(ii) Sengkang Polyclinic @ Sengkang Community Club
The Polyclinic at Sengkang is managed by SingHealth Polyclinics, which is a leader in family medicine, providing seamless, patient-centred and preventive healthcare that is affordable and accessible to all.
(iii) Thong Chai Medical Institution
General Clinic providing free TCM general consultations and acupuncture.
It has a branch at Sengkang Community Club, serving up to 360 patients daily.
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