West Region

The West Region of the city state is one of those 5 major regions of Singapore. This region has the land area among the five and also the second most populated region after the country’s Central Region. The West Region has a total land area of approximately 20,130 hectares and as of 30th July 2018, this region has a population of approximately 914,570 residents. The population density in this region is approximately 12,000 per square metres which is relatively low comparing to other regions.

This region comprises of 12 planning areas which include the Western Water Catchment area, the Western Islands, the Tuas planning area, the Tengah planning area, the Pioneer planning area, the Jurong West planning area, the Jurong East planning area, the Clementi planning area, the Choa Chu Kang planning area, the Bukit Panjang planning area, the Bukit Batok planning area and also the Boon Lay planning area.

The economy of the West Region is mainly dominated by the country’s heavy industrial sector such as the petrochemical industry. Many global chemicals and oil and gas companies such as Sumitomo Chemical, Singapore Petroleum Company, Shell, Chervon Oronite, Mitsui Chemicals, DuPont, Exxonmobile, Evonik, Celanese, BP, BASF, Afton Chemical and LANXESS have their operating facilities here. This region is also home to Jurong Lake District which is planned to the second Central Business District in Singapore.

This region is well served by major expressways such as the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), the Kranji Expressway (KJE), the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and the Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE). The MRT services that contribute to the residents’ daily commuting in this region include the MRT East West Line, the MRT Downtown Line as well as the upcoming MRT Jurong Regional Line. This region is also home to the upcoming Singapore Terminus of the Johore-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS).

Primary Schools in the West Region include

Nan Hua Primary School

Concord Primary School

Rulang Primary School

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