Jurong in the 80s
Jurong was transformed between the 1960s to the 1980s into Singapore’s first industrial estate. This was part of the government’s plan to generate mass employment through industrialisation. Once a swampland, Jurong rapidly developed into a self-sufficient new town with housing, social and leisure amenities. Today, Jurong has embarked on its latest phase of redevelopment as the largest commercial and regional hub outside Singapore’s city centre. Discover some of its iconic landmarks past and present in this story map.
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This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the buildings and landmarks of Jurong.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the Singapore Topographical Map (1987).
This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), Jurong: Heritage Trail (2015), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), and Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988).