World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Central Region, Singapore

Article Id: WHEBN0000642634
Reproduction Date:

Title: Central Region, Singapore  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Balestier Road, Southern Islands, Kim Seng, Newton, Singapore, Farrer Park
Collection: Central Region, Singapore, Planning Areas in Singapore, Regions of Singapore
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Central Region, Singapore

The Central Region consists of the Central Area and 11 other planning areas.

The Central Region of Singapore is one of the five regions in the city-state. Comprising 13,150 hectares of land area,[1] it includes 11 Planning Areas within the Central Area which is the immediate vicinity of the Singapore's central business district, as well as another 11 more outside it.

Although the Central Area is by nature chiefly commercial, especially the area in the Downtown Core, it also includes 335,400 residential housing units[1] of various types, ranging from HDB flats to more exclusive forms of private housing, such as bungalows, which are a status symbol because land is expensive. There are also 1000 hectares of green spaces, including parks, gardens and other recreational spaces linked by 19 km of park connectors, which were built in order to make this area aesthetically pleasing.


  • Planning strategies 1
  • Urban planning areas in Central Region 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Planning strategies

An ever-changing model at the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Planning considerations for the Singapore Master Plan 2003 involving the Central Region took into consideration its existing strengths. Besides being the undisputed core area for business and entertainment in the city, it contains districts steeped in history, various housing types, and numerous institutions for education and community life. Despite the highly built-up character, it still boasts a rich variety of parks, open spaces, and other recreational areas. It is also well connected to the rest of the city though extensive road and rail connections, plus an international gateway to the world via the Maritime ports.

More can be done to maximise these strengths. The Urban Redevelopment Authority envisages the introduction of more homes of various types to the area, particularly in the downtown core which has been overwhelmingly commercial for the past decades. Supporting institutions and transport networks should then be upgraded or introduced to cater to the rising resident population in the area.

In terms of business, the New Downtown@Marina Bay will be developed into a thriving extension of the existing central business district. To encourage greater land use flexibility, new business zones and white zones will be introduced. Business and research activities will be promoted at the new one-north and medical park within the grounds of the Singapore General Hospital at Outram Park.

For recreation, plans were made to further extend park connectors to new and existing parks in the region. New sporting facilities will be introduced, such as the redevelopment of the Kallang Sports Hub. Building conservation will continue to be enforced, and nodes for nidge activities will be provided for the masses. Plans for spaces catering specifically for youth activities near Orchard Road are a case in point.

Urban planning areas in Central Region

See also


  1. ^ a b

External links

  • Central Region, Singapore

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.