Bordering the northern-most region in Singapore, District 25’s Admiralty and Woodlands neighbourhoods are the closest you can get to our neighbour across the Causeway without crossing the borders. Known primarily as the gateway to Malaysia and Singapore’s famous Zoo and Night Safari, it’s a bustling hub of activity all through the work week and especially during the weekends.
Situated in the northern-most region of Singapore, District 25 includes:
- Admiralty: An estate that is predominantly industrial, full of migrant worker lodgings, shipyards, factories, and more, adjacent to Woodlands.
- Woodlands: One of the most densely populated neighbourhoods, it is no wonder that Woodlands has a good transportation network and plenty of public amenities to cater to its residents.
Parks and Sports Centres
While the district is not home to any woodlands as its name suggests, it does have its fair share of nature parks and park connectors for residents to enjoy some fresh air.
Popular nature spots in the district include a 27-hectare Admiralty Park famous for its mangrove marshes, Woodlands Waterfront Park where residents can get a scenic view across the Causeway, Marsiling Park, Woodlands Town Park East, Mandai Tekong Park, Vista Park, and not forgetting the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector that cuts through the Mandai Nature Reserve.
Sports enthusiasts will be glad to know of the Woodlands Sports Centre which houses a gym, a stadium with a soccer pitch, a swimming complex, and a massive sports hall for badminton, basketball, and more.
Schools, Libraries, and Other Public Facilities
Most public amenities in District 25 are expected to be concentrated within the residential neighbourhood of Woodlands.
Apart from the border customs, there is the typical suite of amenities to be found like shopping malls, a large 4-storey regional library, CPF branch, places of worship, schools, and medical facilities like an all-new Woodlands Health community hospital, and polyclinic, bus interchange, and more.
Catering to the large residential population, it’s no wonder there is quite a variety of educational institutions ranging from primary schools to polytechnics.
These include Admiralty Primary School, Woodlands Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Evergreen Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Riverside Secondary School, Woodlands Ring Secondary School, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Sports School, Spectra Secondary School, and the Singapore American School amongst many more.
Food & Beverages (F&B) and Retail Options
When it comes to F&B and retail options, residents in district 25 can choose to pick from the malls on Singapore’s side of the border or take a quick trip across to Johor for even more affordable shopping and food!
On Singapore’s side, there’s Causeway point which iswhi the main shopping hotspot with a wide range of lifestyle, dining, and entertainment options to choose from.
On Malaysia’s side, there’re at least 3 major shopping malls (R&F Mall, Komtar JBCC, and City Square Mall) right outside of customs checkpoint, not to mention the many popular cafes and shophouses in the vicinity.
Gateway To Johor and Enhanced Connectivity Via MRT
Apart from being a convenient gateway across the Causeway, District 25 is also well connected by major roads and expressways (namely the Bukit Timah Expressway) and future MRT network developments.
Currently served by 5 MRT stations across 2 MRT lines (the North-South Line and Thomson-East Coast Line), residents will stand to benefit more when the Thomson-East Coast line is completed fully by 2025, linking the North to the City Core and East side of Singapore.