Facts and Figures
An estimated 186,600 residents call Yishun home and we manage 56,698 HDB flats in the town (as of 31 March 2015).
History of Yishun
In its earliest days, Yishun was dotted with pepper and pineapple plantations. Its name is the Mandarin translation of Nee Soon, the name of the ‘pineapple king’ and rubber magnate, Mr Lim Nee Soon.
Evolving Through The Years
Developed in the 1980s, Yishun is one of the earliest middle-aged HDB towns, with the first flats being built at Chong Pang.
The town was also one of three pilot towns to be rejuvenated under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) Plan in September 2007. It has since undergone many transformations, to become the vibrant town it is today.
Under the ROH, Yishun Park was transformed into Yishun Pond Park, with an iconic three-storey lookout tower amidst the lush landscaping of Yishun Pond. A 94-metre winding ramp leads up to the viewing deck, which gives a panoramic view of Yishun Central.
Just beside the park is Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, which helps serve the medical needs of residents in the north.
Yishun MRT station is also conveniently located within Yishun Town Centre, which has shopping and dining facilities to cater to the needs of residents.