|Estimated HDB Resident Population ||72,200|
|HDB Flats Under Management||24,881|
Clementi is named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governor of the Straits Settlement from 1887 to 1893. Part of Clementi used to be swamp land. The other part was made up of kampongs and villages with squatter-type homes, backyard trades, cottage industries, and farms.
As one of the earliest HDB towns, Clementi’s development took place in the 1970s with plans for the town to be self-sufficient, to support an adequate range of facilities and services with job opportunities to meet various social and economic needs.
Clementi has grown from its humble beginnings into a vibrant and popular estate. The town is also known for its many tertiary educational institutions including Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Institute of Technical Education - ITE Clementi, Singapore Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore.
By mid-2010, the Clementi Town Centre will be rejuvenated into a modern hub at the site of the former Clementi Bus Interchange, as part of the overall estate renewal strategy for the area.
This is the first development with public housing, commercial facilities and a bus interchange together in one complex. Besides providing Clementi residents with a refreshing suburban shopping experience, the retail mall is set to become the latest attraction in the western part of Singapore.