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Gek Poh Ville is a residential precinct in Jurong
Jurong
Jurong is the largest town in the western part of Singapore, consisting of 11 residential precincts, 14 industrial districts, 1 military zone and 1 Waterfront district. It resembles Woodlands, the largest town in the northern part of Singapore, which is smaller in size, has smaller industrial area...

, named after 'Gek Poh Road', a street that existed before Pioneer
Pioneer, Singapore
Pioneer is a residential precinct in Jurong, named after the Pioneer Sector industrial estate located south of the precinct.It is managed by West Coast Town Council and the people are represented in parliament by either Cedric Foo Chee Keng or Lawrence Wong, depending on where they...

 was developed.

It is part of Hong Kah North SMC
Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency
Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency is a Single-Member Constituency in the Western Part of Singapore...

 and the area's residential areas are under the management of Chua Chu Kang Town Council, with Amy Khor representing the residents of Gek Poh Ville in parliament.

The Singapore Boys Home, Saint Joseph's Home and Thonghup Gardens(Plant Nursery) are also located in the precinct.

Neighbouring Areas



Residential Areas in Gek Poh Ville


The HDB estates and student hostels are the two types of residential areas in Gek Poh Ville.

HDB estates

Zone Street Blocks
2 Jurong West Street 75/74 763 to 766
7 Jurong West Street 72/73/75 732 to 739, 743 to 751
8 Jurong West Street 75/74 752 to 756
9 Jurong West Street 25 271 to 272, 273 to 276

  • zone 9 of the precinct is also known as 'Wenya', previously the site for a Chinese cemetery called Bulim Hill Cemetery.

Student Hostels


Located at the junction of Jalan Bahar and Jurong West Avenue 5, the hostels are meant for foreigners working or studying in Jurong.http://jianyu.com.sg/jalan-bahar.htm

Roads


The main roads in the precinct are Jurong West Avenue 3/4/5 and Jalan Bahar, which connects the precinct to the rest of the island through the PIE
Pan Island Expressway
The Pan Island Expressway is the oldest and longest of Singapore's expressways. Currently, it is also Singapore's longest road. It extends along the length of the island, connecting Tuas in the west to Singapore Changi Airport in the east. Its length is .-Construction:Construction of the PIE...

(exits 36), with minor roads (Jurong West Street23/24/25/72/73/74/75) winding through the various zones in the precinct.

Feeder bus services


The precinct is linked to Boon Lay MRT Station
Boon Lay MRT Station
Boon Lay MRT Station ' is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Jurong, Singapore.The station currently serves residents living in Boon Lay, Pioneer, Gek Poh, Nanyang and people working in Tuas,Tuas South,Pioneer Sector,Jurong Hill,Jurong Pier,Lok Yang,Benoi and Gul.In...

 through feeder services 242 and 243, which connect residents living in zones 2,7 and 8 of the precinct.

Trunk bus Services


Trunk bus services 172, 181 and 199 connect residents living in the N2 area to Boon Lay MRT Station
Boon Lay MRT Station
Boon Lay MRT Station ' is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Jurong, Singapore.The station currently serves residents living in Boon Lay, Pioneer, Gek Poh, Nanyang and people working in Tuas,Tuas South,Pioneer Sector,Jurong Hill,Jurong Pier,Lok Yang,Benoi and Gul.In...

.

There are 2 trunk services that thread through the precinct, with 99 plying the western border of the precinct and 185 plying the northern and eastern borders of the precinct.

Special bus Services


Bus connection to the city is available through express service 502 from zones 2,7 and 8.

On special occasions, service 402 provides connection from zone 9 into the Lim Chu Kang cemetries.

Both special bus services are operated by SBS Transit
SBS Transit
SBS Transit Limited is a public transport operator in Singapore. Its major competitor in Singapore's duopoly transport system is SMRT Corporation, which also operates bus, rail, taxi and other transport services....

.

Night bus services


Night bus service NR5, operated by SMRT
SMRT
SMRT may refer to:* SMRT Limited, United Kingdom* SMRT Corporation, Singapore* Single Molecule Real Time Sequencing* Silencing Mediator for Retinoid and Thyroid-hormone receptors, thyroid hormone receptors that are affected by nuclear receptor co-repressor 2...

, runs through the western section of the precinct during the non-operational hours of the other bus services.

Schools


There are is currently 1 primary school(Corporation Primary School), 1 secondary school(Westwood Secondary School
Westwood Secondary School
Westwood Secondary School is a government secondary school in 11 Jurong West Street 25, Singapore 648350 which started off in 2000 at a classroom block in Hua Yi Secondary School and by some teachers of that school before moving to its present premises in 2001.It is one of the few schools that...

) and many childcare centres in the precinct.

Recreational


The Jalan Bahar Park is the major park, apart from the many playing courts and exercise corners across the precinct. A jogging-cum-cycling dual track runs through zone 7 of the precinct.The nearest sports and recreational centre is the Jurong West Sports and Recreation Centre
Jurong West Sports and Recreation Centre
Jurong West Sports and Recreation Centre is a centre catering to Singaporeans who do sports and recreational activities.It was officially opened to the public on 10 November 2006. This sports complex is notable because it is the largest integrated sports centre in Singapore...

, which is accessible from the various zones through bus services 185 and 243.

Town Centre


The precinct's town centre is zone 2 of the precinct, comprising HDB-managed flats and the Gek Poh Shopping Centre, providing the basic necessities for the people of Gek Poh Ville. Bus connection to the town centre is available through bus service 185,181 and 243.
  • Additionally, the ground floor of Block 276 which is a multi-storey car park houses a coffee shop, some provision shops, ATM, stationery shops, clinics as well as a Singapore Pools outlets that caters to the residents and students needs.

Places of Worship


North of the town centre is the Victory Family Centre, which provides religious services.

Community Centre


The precinct's community centre (Gek Poh Ville Community Centre) is located here, at the junction of Jurong West Street 75 and 74.

Security


The Jurong Police Division Headquarters/Nanyang Police Centre is located next to the precinct, at the junction of Jurong West Avenue 5 and Jalan Bahar.

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