In Queenstown, there is an estimated HDB resident population of 82,500 and we manage 32,678 flats within the town (as of 31 March 2018).
Queenstown was named after Queen Elizabeth II to mark her coronation in 1952.
Queenstown is the first satellite town in Singapore. The town was built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) in the 1950s, and its subsequent development in the 1960s was taken over by HDB.
Major development was carried out in Queenstown during the first Five-Year Building programme in the 1960s.
The town’s progression towards being self-sufficient continued with the building of amenities such as a Sports Complex and a Town Centre.
Though it is the oldest HDB town, Queenstown retains its vibrancy today through rejuvenation efforts by the HDB to transform the town.
A new generation of housing projects, the SkyVille @ Dawson and SkyTerrace @ Dawson, were recently completed in Queenstown. These projects are part of HDB’s plans to transform Dawson estate under the Remaking Our Heartland programme.
Forfar Heights, a 40-storey HDB development occupies the site of the former Forfar House. Forfar House, the first high-rise apartment block built by the SIT was a 14-storey block that was regarded a prominent landmark in old Queenstown because it was the tallest residential building in those days.
Queensway Shopping Centre, built in the 1970s, was a popular haunt for residents growing up in the area. Today, the place is known for its wide range of sporting goods sold.