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Buangkok

Buangkok
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 万国
 • Pinyin Wànguó
 • Hokkien POJ Bān-kok
 • Malay Buangkok
 • Tamil புவாங்கோக்
Country Singapore
Buangkok includes public housing estates in the southern portion of Compassvale in Sengkang New Town.

Buangkok is an area located in the North-East Region of Singapore. It encompasses an area of Hougang New Town and the medical hub of Buangkok Green Medical Park that includes the Institute of Mental Health north of Buangkok Green, and the public residential areas in the neighbourhood of Compassvale in Sengkang New Town north of Buangkok Drive. It was once filled and overcrowded by kampongs and villages that have been demolished just in 2009.

Contents

  • Etymology and history 1
  • Public housing estates 2
  • Private Condominium 3
  • Transport 4
  • References 5

Etymology and history

Chinese farmers settled on the land in this vicinity in the early twentieth century. The land belonged partly to the state and partly to Singapore United Rubber Plantation Limited. The namesake road Lorong Buang Kok was named buang kok, meaning "united", after the rubber plantation by the settlers. In 1967, a track off Lorong Buang Kok was named Lorong Buang Kok Kechil.

When Sengkang New Town was developed in the late 1990s, a large section of Lorong Buang Kok was removed for the development of the housing new town. Today, Lorong Buang Kok is truncated into two sections — one located at the west end of Buangkok with its entrance near Yio Chu Kang Road, and the other much shorter section located within Sengkang New Town near Punggol Road.

Public housing estates

The public housing estates in Buangkok include a cluster of apartment blocks at Buangkok Link in the northern part of Hougang New Town and the southern part of Compassvale in Sengkang New Town.

The housing estates in Compassvale are as follows:

  • Compassvale Arcadia, Compassvale Link - Block nos. 267A-B, 268A-D & 269A-D
  • Aspella, Compassvale Link - Block nos. 275A-D & 277A-D
  • Atrina, Sengkang Central & Compassvale Link - Block nos. 272A-D & 273A-D
  • Coris 1 & 2, Compassvale Bow & Compassvale Link - Block nos. 264A-F, 265A-E & 266A-C
  • Tivela, Sengkang Central - Block nos. 270A & 271A-C

Private Condominium

There are a few private condominiums around buangkok area:

1. the Quartz is a 99 years leasehold which developed by GuocoLand and T.O.P in 2010

2. Jewel @ Buangkok, new development by CDL T.O.P. in 2017, also have 99 years leasehold tenure

Transport

Buangkok MRT Station (NE15) on the North East Line serves the residents of Buangkok. It was opened on 15 January 2006 due to popular demand.

Panoramic view of new apartment blocks being built in Buangkok in Sengkang New Town.

References

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-205-1


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