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Western Islands

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Western Islands (Malay: Kepulauan Barat; Simplified Chinese: 西部群岛, Traditional Chinese: 西部群島, Pinyin: Xībù Qúndǎo) is a planning area in Singapore. Located in the West Region, it encompasses the cluster of islands off the coast of Jurong. The Western Islands comprise Jurong Island, Pulau Bukom and Pulau Sudong. They cover 39.47 square kilometers. Some of the islands, particularly Jurong Island, is the result of the amalgamation of several smaller islands to form one big island through land reclamation. The Western Islands are part of the petrochemical precinct of Singapore and are not open to casual visitors.

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