(GPS: 1.43036, 103.83536) is a township in the northern part of Singapore
. The name was originally called Nee Soon, but was pinyinised to Yishun. It was named after Lim Nee Soon, who was a tycoon trading in pineapples and rubber. A leader member of the Teochew clan association, Nee Soon was instrumental in developing the area and neighboring Sembawang.
Yishun is bordered by Sembawang
in the north, Simpang
in the northeast, Seletar
in the east, Sengkang
in the southeast, Ang Mo Kio
in the south, the Central Water Catchment
in the southwest, and Mandai
in the west.
The planning area of Yishun comprises 9 neighbourhoods, called subzones, namely Khatib, Lower Seletar, Nee Soon, Northland, Springleaf, Yishun Central, Yishun East, Yishun South and Yishun West.
The name Nee Soon was changed to Yishun at a time when it was fashionable to replace dialect names with pinyinised ones. While the government has since made a u-turn on such often rash decisions, reinstating some place names to their original, the name Yishun remained unchanged.
Map of Yishun
Nearest MRT station is the Yishun MRT Station
(NS13) on the North South Line
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