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{{SG neighbourhood |imagemap= |englishname=Hong Kah |chinesename=丰加 |poj= |pengim= |pinyin= |malayname= |tamilname= }} '''Hong Kah''' is a residential precinct in [[Jurong]], [[Singapore]], bounded by the [[Pan Island Expressway|PIE]], Corporation Road, Jurong Canel, Jurong East Avenue 1 and Jurong Town Hall Road. It is named after the former 'Hong Kah Village' (present-day [[Tengah, Singapore|Tengah]]) located north of it. The precinct's HDB flats are under the management of [[Jurong Town Council]] and the residents are represented in parliament by either [[Desmond Lee Ti-Seng]] or [[Ang Wei Neng]], depending on where they stay. In the beginning this precinct was much bigger in size and consisted of North, South, East and West Districts. Then, following the developments in [[Jurong West]], the West district was renamed [[Nanyang, Singapore|Nanyang]] and North district was renamed [[Bukit Batok]] and [[Gek Poh Ville]] and became separate precincts. Only the South and East districts remain as part of the precinct, though also renamed as 'Jurong Spring' and 'Jurong Central' respectively. However, there are some places in the current precinct that continue to include the term ''''Hong Kah'''' in their names, such as HDB estates, schools and shopping complex and dialysis centres. ==Neighbouring Areas== {{Geographic Location |title = '''Neighbouring areas''' |Northwest = [[Gek Poh Ville]] |North = [[Tengah, Singapore|Tengah]] |Northeast = [[Bukit Batok]] |West = [[Boon Lay]] |Centre = [[Hong Kah]] |East = [[Yuhua, Singapore|Yuhua]] |Southwest = [[Pioneer Sector]] |South = [[Taman Jurong]] |Southeast = [[Jurong Lake]] }} ===Hostel=== The '''yo:Ha''' hostel provides cheap accommodation for international students and foreign workers. ===Public=== {| class="wikitable" |- ! ! Street ! Blocks |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong West Avenue 1 | 502-503,537-542,441-444,423-431,432-440,484-491 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong West Street 42 | 402-416,417-422,449-455,543-559 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong West Street 41 | 456-473, 474-483, 492-499 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong West Street 51 | 501,504,510-511 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong West Street 52 | 505-508,513-536 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong East Avenue 1 | 301-304,329-341,371-374 |- | style="text-align: center" | | Jurong East Street 32 | 305-316 |- |} ===Roads=== The main roads in '''Hong Kah''' are Jurong West Avenue 2, Corporation Road, Boon Lay Way, Jurong Town Hall Road, Jurong East Avenue 1 and Jurong West Avenue 1, which connects the precinct to the rest of the island through the [[Pan Island Expressway|PIE]] exits (31 [Bukit Batok Flyover] and 34 [Hong Kah Flyover]), with minor roads (Jurong West Street 41/42/51/52 and Jurong East Street 32) winding through the various estates in the precinct. ====Feeder bus services==== '''Hong Kah''' is linked to [[Jurong East MRT Station]] through feeder services '''335''','''334''' and '''333'''.
Feeder service '''335''' also links the precinct to [[Chinese Garden MRT Station]]. ====Trunk bus Services==== There are 6 trunk services that ply through '''Hong Kah''', via the various roads.
Jurong East/West Avenue 1: *'''99''' connects residents to [[Nanyang, Singapore|Nanyang]], [[Gek Poh Ville]], [[Pioneer, Singapore|Pioneer]], [[Boon Lay]], [[Yuhua]] and [[Clementi]]. *'''157''' connects residents to [[Boon Lay]], [[Bukit Batok]], [[Bukit Timah]], [[MacRitchie Reservoir]] and [[Toa Payoh]]. *'''185''' connects residents to [[Nanyang, Singapore|Nanyang]], [[Gek Poh Ville]], [[Clementi]] and [[Buona Vista]]. *'''198''' connects residents to [[Boon Lay]], [[Yuhua, Singapore|Yuhua]], [[Pandan Gardens]],[[Clementi]], [[Dover]], [[Buona Vista]], [[Queenstown]] and [[Bukit Merah]]. Jurong East/West Avenue 1 and Jurong West Street 51: *'''98''' connects residents to [[Jurong Port]], [[Taman Jurong]] and [[Yuhua, Singapore|Yuhua]]. *'''187''' connects residents to [[Boon Lay]], [[Bukit Batok]], [[Bukit Gombak]], [[Bukit Panjang]] and [[Woodlands]]. ('''98''' and '''187''' also provide link to [[Lakeside MRT Station]].) ====Special bus Services==== Bus connection to the city is available through premium service '''542'''(operates only once daily) and express service '''502'''. ====Night bus services==== There is 1 night bus service that runs through '''Hong Kah''' during the non-operational hours of the other bus services, which is '''NR5''',operated by [[SMRT]]. ==Schools== There are 3 primary schools ([[Rulang Primary School|Rulang]], [[Shuqun Primary School|Shuqun]] and [[Jurong Primary School|Jurong]]), 5 secondary schools ([[Yuhua Secondary School|Yuhua]],[[Huayi Secondary School|Huayi]], [[Hong Kah Secondary School|Hong Kah]] and [[Jurongville Secondary School|Jurongville]]), 1 tertiary school ([[Jurong Junior College|JJC]]), 1 special-needs school (Grace Orchard School), 1 international school (Canadian International School) and many pre-school centres in '''Hong Kah'''. ==Recreation== There are 3 neighbourhood parks in '''Hong Kah''', each located at Jurong West Street 41, Jurong West Street 42 and Jurong East Street 32. Though illegal, fishing activities can be carried out at the canal in the precinct, located at the junction of Jurong West Avenue 1 and Jurong West Avenue 1. The nearest sports complex is [[Jurong East Sports and Recreation Centre]], accessible from the rest of the precinct through all the bus services(except '''335''') that pass through this precinct. ===Community Centres=== There are 2 community centres in the precinct, with '''Jurong Spring Community Club''' located in '''Hong Kah South''' (Jurong Spring) and '''Jurong Green Community Community Club''' located in '''Hong Kah East''' (Jurong Central). Apart from the courses in the community centres, there are playing courts there that can be used for free. ==Hong Kah Point== '''Hong Kah Point''' is the town centre of Hong Kah, located at the junction of Jurong West Avenue 1 and Jurong West Street 52, accessible by all the bus services that ply through the precinct. The town centre boasts the 'Jurong West Street 52 Market and Food Centre', which was built in 1985 and was the latest hawker centre in Singapore to be built over the past 20 years, before the next hawker centre opened in [[Bukit Panjang]]. Apart from the hawker centre, the shops in this town centre provides Postal, banking, dining, baking, dental, medical, D.I.Y, education and fashion services to meet the daily needs of the residents. The town council office and HDB service centre are also located here. *There are other smaller commercial centres clustered in the other parts of '''Hong Kah''', such as at the junction of Jurong West Street 41 and Jurong West Avenue 1. ==Places of Worship== There are 4 temples in '''Hong Kah''', *Jurong West United Temple *Boo Tong San Temple *Jurong Temple *Thong Whye Temple The nearest Churches and Mosque are located in [[Taman Jurong]] and [[Yuhua, Singapore|Yuhua]].
Accessiblity to [[Taman Jurong]] is available through trunk service '''98''' and [[Yuhua, Singapore|Yuhua]] through all the bus services in the precinct, depending on the location of the worship place. ==Healthcare== Apart from the many medical clinics in the precinct, there are 2 medical institutions in the precinct providing more advance medical services.
*'''Jurong Polyclinic''' provides medical services to the general public.
*'''Choice Retreat Home''' provides medical services to the elderly patients.
Both institutions are located along Jurong West Avenue 1 and Jurong East Avenue 1. ==Security== The '''Jurong West Neighbourhood Police Centre''' is located in '''Hong Kah''' at the junction of Jurong West Avenue 1 and Corporation Road. ==External links== *[http://www.jrtc.org.sg/ Jurong Town Council] *[http://www.juronggrc.sg/ Jurong GRC] *[http://juronggreencommunityclub.blogspot.com/ Jurong Green Constituency Website] *[http://jurongspringcc.blogspot.com/ Jurong Spring Constituency Website] {{Residential Precincts of Jurong}} {{Places in Singapore}} {{Public housing in Singapore}} {{coord missing|Singapore}}