(GPS: 1.36121, 103.88625) is a suburb on the northeastern part of Singapore
. It is bordered by Sengkang
to the north and Serangoon
to the south. The old Paya Lebar airport forms the border separating Hougang from Tampines
to the east.
Hougang was originally known as Au Kang, a Hokkien and Teochew name meaning "river end". This refers to the area from the 5th milesone of Yio Chu Kang Road and Serangoon Road
to the 7th milestone of Upper Serangoon Road and Tampines Road. The place name was pinyinised to Hougang.
Today Hougang New Town has 40,000 units of HDB flats for over 100,000 people. The retail outlets there include Hougang Mall, Hougang Festival Market and Heartland Mall. Among the facilies in Hougang New Town includes a sports stadium, an aquatic centre, an indoor sports complex, wet markets and hawker centre.
Map of Hougang
Sights in Hougang
Amenities in Hougang
Schools in Hougang includes CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity Primary School, Holy Innocents' Primary School, Hougang Primary School, Montfort Junior School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary & Secondary), Punggol Primary School, Xinghua Primary School, Xinmin Primary School, Yio Chu Kang Primary School, Bowen Secondary School, Holy Innocents' High School, Hougang Secondary School, Montfort Secondary School, Serangoon Secondary School, Xinmin Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Serangoon Junior College and the University of New Brunswick Singapore College.
Places of worship include Tian De Temple, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pu Ti Buddhist Temple, Glad Tidings Church, Kwan Seng Temple, Lian Chin Jing She Temple, and Yio Chu Kang Chapel.
Nearest MRT stations are the Hougang MRT Station (NE14) on the North East MRT Line
and Kovan MRT Station (NE13), also on the North East MRT Line. The Hougang MRT Station is linked to the Hougang Central Bus Interchange by an underground link.
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