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Jurong West is the largest town in the Western part of Singapore, and is home to an estimated 258,100 HDB residents. We manage 74,301 flats in the town (as of 31 March 2018).
Jurong West used to contain swamps, low hills, and thick jungle. In the 1960s, the government filled the swamps with land from the hill and the place was developed into an industrial estate with low-cost housing built for workers in the industrial area.
The development of the Jurong area started in the 1970s when estates such as Boon Lay, Taman Jurong, and Hong Kah formed Jurong West Town. Under the Jurong West Extension, Pioneer and the surrounding neighbourhoods were also added to the town.
The upcoming Jurong Lake District in the coming years is expected to transform the area into an attractive location to live, work, and play.
Singapore’s second university, the Nanyang Technological University is located near the town at Nanyang Avenue.
A popular hangout for both university students and residents alike is Jurong Point, one of the largest suburban malls in Singapore.
Jurong West is also in proximity to Jurong Bird Park.