Woodlands, Singapore, Asia
Year1971latitude: 1° 25'
longitude: 103° 46'
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Inhabitants185,000 (2005)
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Town related linkshttp://www.hdbhousing.com/townwoodlands.htm

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Encompassing an area of almost 1,200 hectares, Woodland is of the four regional centres proposed under the Singapore Concept plan. It is the fourth HDB town which began construction works as early as October 1971. It was then the largest new town to be developed. The development of the town spreads over a period of some 20 years.
Woodlands Town lies in the northern portion of the island facing the Straits of Johore. It is served by three MRT stations, namely, Admiralty, Woodlands and Marsiling and is also accessible by the Bukit Timah Expressway.
Because of its distance from the city centre, Woodlands Town would have to be more self-sufficient than other new towns although it has the advantage of the catchment from Johore Baru. Woodlands Town has some 53,000 units of flats with the majority 4-room followed by 5-room type. As one of the bigger towns, it serves a population of some 185,000 residents.

source: http://www.hdbhousing.com/townwoodlands.htm

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