An estimated 196,600 residents call Yishun home and we manage 62,786 HDB flats in the town (as of 31 March 2018).
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.
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 3 pilot towns to be rejuvenated under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme in September 2007. It has since undergone many transformations to become the vibrant town it is today.
Under the ROH programme, Yishun Park was transformed into Yishun Pond Park, with an iconic 3-storey lookout tower amidst the lush landscaping of Yishun Pond. A 94m winding ramp leads up to the viewing deck, which gives a panoramic view of Yishun Central.
Located beside the Yishun Pond Park, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital serves the medical needs of residents in the north.
The new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub will open in 2019, and will include an air-conditioned bus interchange, with an underpass link to Yishun MRT station. The hub will be part of the Northpoint City development that will include private residences, a retail mall, a community centre, and a town plaza.