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Progress Report:
Remaking Our Heartlands

Middle-aged estates like Nee Soon are home to many generations of Singaporeans. In 2007, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to transform these estates by smartening up existing facilities and adding new exciting ones to create more vibrant homes for Singaporean.

Nee Soon was unveiled as one of the three estates to undergo the makeover and over the past seven years, Nee Soon Town has also seen the completion of many these projects including:

2008/ 2009

• Upgrading and extension of Northpoint Shopping Centre boasting expanded retail and dining options.

• A new Yishun Public Library
• 5,400 sq feet water play ground for children
• Completion of Singapore's first Dipterocarp Arboretum in Yishun Park


• 352 new rental units

2010/ 2011

• Upgrading of pedestrian malls at the Town Centre with a new community plaza, green gateways and enhanced barrier-free
•  accessibility.


• Completion of an eco-efficient patient centric Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

• A new Family Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir including a terraced amphitheatre for events and cultural performances.
• A 2km Rower's Bay water channel for competitive rowing events at Lower Seletar Reservoir.
• Launch of Yishun-Sembawang Heritage Trail and Heritage Garden
• Upgrading of neighbourhood parks
• Rejuvenating Yishun Pond and completion of its new iconic feature, TheSpiral@Yishun, a 3-storey lookout tower amidst the
• lush landscape, offering a panoramic view of the Town Centre.


• 1,352 new BTO/ DBSS and rental units

• A 1.7km dedicated cycling path connecting Khatib and Yishun MRT stations.
• An 84-meter overhead pedestrian bridge connecting Yishun Pond and Yishun Park.


• Launch of site for integrated commercial and residential development, air-conditioned bus interchange and Community Club • in Yishun Town Centre

• Redevelopment of Yishun Park, jogging paths, children playgrounds and elderly fitness corners

• 1,670 BTO/ DBSS Units and 1,014 private units

Till Date
• 2,600 residents benefitting from the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) which provides a range of improvements in their
• flats at heavily subsidised costs, and 700 residents benefitting from the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP) which
• upgrades the blocks and precinct at no additional costs to the residents.