Ang Mo Kio, Singapore, Asia
 
 
Year1973latitude: 1° 22'
longitude: 103° 50'
PeriodNone
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationHousing and Development Board
Nationality initiator(s)None
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationNone
Inhabitants164,000
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.hdbhousing.com/townangmokio.htm
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Ang Mo Kio is the seventh new town developed by the HDB which was then envisaged to be one of the largest new towns in Singapore. Construction works started as early as December 1973.
Ang Mo Kio Town situated north of Bishan Town covers an area of some 640 hectares of undulating terrain bounded by Lorong Kinchir in the south, Serangoon Garden Estate in the east and Yio Chu Kang in the north. It is accessible via Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang MRT Stations.

Ang Mo Kio has a town centre and six neighbourhoods, each with 4,000 to 6,000 housing units. Each neigbourhood is self-contained with a neighbourhood centre complete with shopping facilities, a market, a hawker centre and other community facilities. The town centre covers some 24 hectares of land in the heart of Ang Mo Kio.

Ang Mo Kio is the first town where the flats built are distinct from the improved flats built in the earlier phases, and the five-room flats are built in slab block form rather than point block. There are close to 48,000 units of flats in Ang Mo Kio, the majority of which are 3-room followed by 4-room type. There are also some 430 executive type flats. It serves a population of over 164,000 residents.

source: http://www.hdbhousing.com/townangmokio.htm

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