Located between Jurong West and Dover, Clementi is home to an estimated HDB resident population of 72,300 and there are 26,727 flats under our management (as of 31 March 2018).
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 kampungs 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 and 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 the many tertiary educational institutions located there, including Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and the National University of Singapore.
In 2011, Clementi Mall – the first development built by HDB with public housing, commercial facilities, and a bus interchange together in 1 complex – was opened. The place provides Clementi residents with a convenient place to meet their shopping, dining, and transport needs.