Core Central Region

The Core Central Region is also known as the Central Area or the City Area. It is the heart of the city centre of the island. It is located in the south eastern area of the Central Region. This region has a land area of approximately 132.7 square kilometres. The city core has a population of 60,250 and a population of 939,890 residents as of 2015. The Core Central Region comprises of 11 planning areas which include Straits View, the Singapore River, Rochor planning area, the River Valley planning area, the Outram planning area, the Newton planning area, the Museum’s planning area, the Marina South planning area, the Marina East planning area as well as Downtown Core.

This region is home to Singapore’s main pulse of commercial and business activities which is the Central Business District. It is also home to Asia’s top shopping destination, i.e. the Orchard Shopping Belt. It is one of Singapore’s highest densely populated areas. This region also houses the tallest skyscrapers of the island.  This region has also been traditionally to some of Singapore more premium and luxurious residential housing units with their highly sought after address.

The Core Central Region is well served by major expressways such as the Central Expressway (CTE), the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP). There are also many MRT services that allow residents to have easy commuting such as the MRT North South Line, the MRT East West Line, the MRT North East Line, the MRT Circle Line, the MRT Downtown Line as well as the upcoming MRT Thomson East Coast Line.

Primary Schools in the Core Central Region

Nanyang Primary School

Anglo Chinese Primary School

Saint Joseph’s Institution Junior

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

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