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Siglap

Siglap
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 实乞纳
 • Malay Siglap
Country Singapore

Siglap is a neighbourhood in the eastern part of Singapore established in 1955, consisting primarily of low-rise residential properties. It is part of the Bedok Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Politically, Siglap is split between Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency and East Coast Group Representation Constituency.

Present

Siglap is a residential area on the east of Singapore where a majority live in landed homes such as freehold semi-detached houses and bungalows. The area near Siglap Centre has been redeveloped into serviced apartments and luxury condominiums housing expatriates. The few HDB blocks in Siglap will be demolished in 2015 under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. East Coast Park is also located nearby, across the East Coast Parkway.

Siglap has two community centres: 'Siglap Community Centre' and 'Siglap South Community Centre'. East Coast Road and Upper East Coast Road are lined with several restaurants, food courts and shops.

The former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew's ancestral home was located in Siglap, along with the former President Wee Kim Wee's home, being the residence of many Members of Parliament.

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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