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In the early twentieth century, Singapore Sembawang area was the site of the Nee Soon Rubber estate, and was reformed during colonial times into naval base for British army. The construction works start in 1928 and was ended in 1938. Colonial barracks were developed in the area during the period of construction. Today, it is recognized as “black-and-white” houses because of the colours being used.
The naval base was turned over to the government after Singapore won independence. It is converted it into a commercial dockyard or Sembawang Shipyard and later become Sembawang Corporation, the leading state-owned industrial conglomerate in Singapore.
Progress over the years
Sembawang Singapore has undergone huge transformation throughout the last two and a half decades, by now Sembawang area plays host to a dynamic housing estate. The vibrant site also features some of the most communal facilities accessible in Singapore, including exciting shopping malls, Schools, Sembawang MRT station and Sembawang Bus Interchange.
Housing and amenities improvements
Being a rising town, Sembawang will continue to be improved with much more amenities for residents in the area like housing and transport infrastructure. Future homeowners in the area of Sembawang can look forward to more housing selection as new sites in Sembawang will be developed continuously.
“Looking ahead, future home buyers can expect to the 2 upcoming EC projects, one is sited next to Skypark Residences and will be developed by Keong Hong Holdings Ltd and Frasers Centrepoint limited, while the second project located along Canberra Link will be developed by Singapore’s Qingjian Realty,” Research and Consultancy Manager at OrangeTee, Wong Xian Yang stated.
“Upcoming developments which may catalyse prices in the area of Sembawang, would be the North-South expressway and Woodlands Regional Centre,”Mr Wong added.
Shorter and seamless journeys
Aside from the newly Canberra MRT station, plans to improved road infrastructure have also be revealed for future and current residents to look forward for more convenient and faster travel.
“Two upcoming developments to Sembawang will draw more buyers. First is the new MRT station on the North-South Line between Yishun and Sembawang. Second is the upcoming North-South Expressway, which will lessen time of travel to and from the city. North-South Expressway (NSE) will link the city centre with towns along the north-south corridor such as Sembawang, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Yishun, Toa Payoh and Bishan. Works have begun continuously from 2013 while major construction works will begin in 2016,” Asia Wisdom Group, Chief Operating Officer, Peter Poh noted.
More jobs closer to home
More industrial projects along Gambas Avenue will be developed within the next few years, therefore residents in Sembawang area can look forward for more job opportunities closer to home. The upcoming projects of North Coast Water Fab Park and Woodlands Regional Centre nearby will also make employment opportunities closer to Sembawang residents.