Facts and Figures
Sengkang is a satellite residential town located in the North-Eastern part of Singapore.
An estimated 186,500 HDB residents call Sengkang home, and we manage 59,497 flats in the town (as of 31 March 2015).
History of Sengkang
Sengkang means "prosperous harbour" in Chinese, and was once occupied by fishing villages and rubber and pepper plantations.
Evolving Through The Years
From its days as a fishing village, Sengkang has undergone rapid development over the years.
It was the first satellite new town to have its major public transport amenities built in tandem with the main public housing development. The Sengkang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system was developed as the existing public housing blocks were being built in the late 1990s.
Today, the town has been transformed into a 21st century township, with amenities for work and play for residents. The housing developments there are also known for their nautical-themed names, harkening back to the town’s past.
Sengkang New Town’s main shopping centre, Compass Point Shopping Centre, is a favourite place for residents to shop, regarded as a one stop mall for their needs, including a library within it.
The LRT stations developed around the town also offer residents a convenient transport mode to explore the different parts of Sengkang.