Hougang is a mature town with good schools and a variety of parks and sports facilities. Over the next few years, residents will be able to enjoy more community facilities and recreational options and have access to more jobs near home. There are also plans to showcase the town’s rich history and heritage sites.

Key Points of URA Master Plan:

  • Hougang will become an Integrated Transport Hub, with Future MRT Cross Island Line passing through it.
  • Punggol Park will be expanded.
  • Park connectors to be able to access Kallang Riverside.
  • Singapore Institute of Technology will set up a new centralised campus in the Punggol Creative Cluster.
  • New Lor Halus & Defu Industrial Parks will be developed to provide more jobs for Northeast residents.
  • The land parcels fronting Sungei Serangoon will incorporate greenery and will be integrated with public recreational amenities.

New Cycling Networks

In line with efforts to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transport, the Punggol Eco-Town Cycling Network will be developed to provide a safe and continuous network of cycling paths in Punggol, linking housing, amenities and workplaces together.

Besides providing residents with greater transport choice, this will help to reduce carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of the road network.

ABC Water Upgrading Programme

Sungei Pinang will undergo a makeover under the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme which aims to transform utilitarian water bodies into beautiful waterways that bring people closer to the water.

To integrate with the adjacent Punggol Park, Sungei Pinang will be enhanced with greenery along the banks of the waterway to improve the experience of the park users along the park connector. A dry creek between the pond and Sungei Pinang will be created to beautify the surrounding landscape. Residents and park users can also look forward to a new pedestrian bridge across Sungei Pinang which will improve the connectivity between the housing estates and the amenities within the vicinity.

Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor

Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor

Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore’s 5th autonomous university, will have a new centralised campus in Punggol.

As part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor, Punggol is set to be transformed with the introduction of a Creative Cluster, a space for innovative new industries and employment opportunities.

Alongside the Cluster, a Learning Corridor will see the addition of a new tertiary institution, which will act as a catalyst for growth and forge fresh synergies with industries and the community.

The Singapore Institute of Technology (or SIT/Singaporetech) is Singapore's fifth autonomous university. Established in 2009, the university primarily caters to local polytechnic graduates to pursue a bachelor's degree based on the relevance of Applied Learning.
An artist's impression of the campus boulevard (above) at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Punggol residents will get to use its facilities, such as classrooms, workshops and a multi-purpose hall.


Source: URA Master Plan



Next-Generation industrial hubs will be developed to meet the diverse needs of high-value industrial activities, and create new jobs for residents living nearby at the same time. 

Lorong Halus will be Singapore’s first industrial park built on a former landfill site and will be sensitively designed to incorporate greenery.

The land parcels fronting Sungei Serangoon will incorporate greenery along an activity-filled riverfront and will be integrated with supporting recreational amenities and spaces for the public.

Catering to light and clean industries such as food, lifestyle and logistics, Lorong Halus Industrial Park will be developed to become a major employment centre and provide more jobs closer to homes in the North-East region.

The new Defu Industrial Park will be pedestrian-centric with a continuous, linear green spine that weaves through the industrial park. The green spine will also be an enjoyable route for walking and cycling, with landscaped greenery and environmentally sustainable features.

The redeveloped estate will offer more jobs as well as a more attractive work environment with features such as a cycling network and an amenities centre.

Over the next 15 to 20 years, the existing factories at Defu Industrial Estate will be progressively replaced with new industrial complexes. It will be revitalised into a modern industrial park, complete with landscaped greenery and environmentally sustainable features, and be renamed Defu Industrial Park.

Artist's impression of Cycling Paths in the Defu Industrial Park © Housing & Development Board



The CRL will be an important part of our MRT network – providing a faster commute between the east and the west, from Changi to Jurong. It will connect all of our existing radial MRT lines with close to half of the 30-plus CRL stations being interchange stations.

Besides relieving the load on several of the existing MRT lines, the CRL will also provide commuters with many more travel routes to get to their destinations, bring about greater comfort to commuters and shorten journey times.

For instance, a commuter travelling from Ang Mo Kio can reach almost any part of Singapore using public transport within less than one hour, saving up to 30 to 40 minutes of travel time. Residents in Punggol will be able to travel directly to Pasir Ris – a popular travel route – in only 10 to 15 minutes, as compared to a 40-minute bus journey today.