Hougang HDB Estate Guides

Hougang New Town

The name “Hougang” is derived from the Chinese dialect word “Owkung” which means “back of the river”. This is due to the area being located upstream or at the back of Sungei Serangoon. Hougang New Town is located in the North-Eastern Region of Singapore. It is bounded by Yio Chu Kang Road and Upper Paya Lebar Road to the west, Airport Road to the south, Paya Lebar Airport to the east and Sengkang New Town to the north.

Regarded as part of the quintessential “heartlands” of Singapore, Hougang is fairly self-sufficient with ample amenities serving its residents, just like many other residential towns in Singapore. The town has some 47,000 units of flats, the majority of which are 4-room types.

Punggol Park and Punggol South Park offer weekenders a wonderful spot for picnics and barbeques. For some sporting fun, residents can make use of the Hougang Swimming Complex, Hougang Sports Hall and Hougang Stadium. One of the more prominent landmarks in Hougang is 'Da Jing Jiao', a symbolic well built by the Teochew community during the early days which now stands at Blk 205 Hougang Street 21.


Sub zones:

  • Hougang
  • Trafalgar
  • Rosyth
  • Lorong Ah Soo
  • Tai Keng
  • Defu Industrial Park
  • Sungei Serangoon

Nearby districts:

  • Defu Lane (D19)
  • Kembangan (D14)
  • Paya Lebar (D14)
  • Punggol (D19)
  • Tai Seng (D19)
  • Ubi (D14)



MRT Station

  • Hougang MRT Station (NE14)
  • Kovan MRT Station (NE13)


  • Feeder services
    325, 321, 322, 326, 327, 328
  • Trunk services
    132, 153, 74,74e, 1, 2, 3, 27, 51, 62, 72, 74, 80, 81, 82, 87, 89, 89e, 101, 107M, 107, 112, 113, 115, 119, 132, 136, 147, 151, 151e, 153, 161, 165
  • Night services
    NR6, 6N



Primary Schools :

  • Hougang Primary School
  • Xinghua Primary School
  • Yio Chu Kang Primary School
  • CHIJ Our Lady Of The Nativity
  • Holy Innocents' Primary School
  • Montfort Junior School
  • Punggol Primary School
  • Xinmin Primary School
  • Yio Chu Kang Primary School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (PLMGS Primary)

Secondary Schools :

  • Bowen Secondary School
  • Holy Innocents' High School
  • Hougang Secondary School Montfort Junior School
  • Montfort Secondary School
  • Xinmin Secondary School
  • Yuying Secondary School
  • Serangoon Secondary School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (PLMGS Secondary)

Tertiary institutions  

  • Serangoon Junior College
  • University of New Brunswick (Singapore College)


  • Hougang Japanese Language School

Places of Worship

  • Chee Tong Temple
  • Ci Zheng Gong Temple
  • Hong Lai Sze Temple
  • Lian Chee Kek Temple Nam Ann Siang Theon Temple
  • Puat Jit Buddhist Temple
  • Qing Yun Combined Temple
  • Tian De Temple
  • Zi Yun Kai Ji Kong Temple
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Glad Tidings Church
  • Living Sanctuary Brethren Church
  • Shalom Church Singapore
  • The People's Bible Church
  • Church Of The Nativity Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Catholic Spirituality Centre
  • Zion Gospel Mission

Shopping & Food

  • Central Place
  • Hougang Green Shopping Mall
  • Hougang Mall
  • Hougang Plaza
  • Hougang Point
  • NTUC Hougang Mall

Community Clubs & Recreational Centres

  • Hougang Swimming Complex
  • Hougang Sports Hall
  • Hougang Stadium


  • Hougang Neighbourhood Park
  • Evergreen Park
  • Buangkok Green Medical Park (Institute of Mental Health)

HDB Flats in Hougang for sale

4 Room HDB Flat Hougang$ 600,000
4 Room HDB Flat Hougang$ 580,000

HDB Flats in Hougang for rent

HDB Hougang$ 900
3 Room HDB Flat Hougang$ 2,980
HDB Hougang$ 900

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