Yishun Sembawang Heritage Trail

Estimated trail distance: 6.8 km

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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Yishun 10

Northpoint

Chu Siang Wah Sua Temple

Teochew Memorial Park

Chong Pang Combined Temple

Nam Hong Siang Theon Medical Centre

Chong Pang City

Sree Narayana Mission

Sembawang Hot Spring

Sembawang Presbyterian Church

Former Admiralty House

Masjid Assyafaah

Black and White Bungalows

Sembawang Park

Beaulieu House

Masjid Petempatan Melayu

Holy Tree Sri Bala Subramaniam Temple

Hwee San Temple

Cheow Leng Beo and Chee Hoon Sun Kong

Hock Huat Keng and Sri Veeramuthu Muneeswarar Temple

Masjid Darul Makmur

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Yishun Park

Gurdwara Sahib Yishun

Lower Seletar Reservoir

Peiying Primary School

Naval Base Secondary School

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim

Spiritual Grace Presbyterian Church

Former Nee Soon Village

Upper Seletar Reservoir

Yishun Sembawang Heritage Trail

9 loved this Trail

Estimated trail distance: 6.8 km

  1. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  2. Yishun 10
  3. Northpoint
  4. Chu Siang Wah Sua Temple
  5. Teochew Memorial Park
  6. Chong Pang Combined Temple
  7. Nam Hong Siang Theon Medical Centre
  8. Chong Pang City
  9. Sree Narayana Mission
  10. Sembawang Hot Spring
  11. Sembawang Presbyterian Church
  12. Former Admiralty House
  13. Masjid Assyafaah
  14. Black and White Bungalows
  15. Sembawang Park
  16. Beaulieu House
  17. Masjid Petempatan Melayu
  18. Holy Tree Sri Bala Subramaniam Temple
  19. Hwee San Temple
  20. Cheow Leng Beo and Chee Hoon Sun Kong
  21. Hock Huat Keng and Sri Veeramuthu Muneeswarar Temple
  22. Masjid Darul Makmur
  23. Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea
  24. Yishun Park
  25. Gurdwara Sahib Yishun
  26. Lower Seletar Reservoir
  27. Peiying Primary School
  28. Naval Base Secondary School
  29. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
  30. Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim
  31. Spiritual Grace Presbyterian Church
  32. Former Nee Soon Village
  33. Upper Seletar Reservoir

Embark on the Yishun and Sembawang Heritage Trail to uncover the shared history between these two towns and discover some unique landmarks pertaining to Singapore's rich history such as Singapore's only hot spring and Asia's first cineplex, Yishun 10.

Category
Culture & Community, Nature, National History, Healthcare, Defence
Organised by
National Heritage Board - Education and Community Outreach
Number of points
33
Estimated trail distance
6.8 km

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From gambier and pepper planting in the 1800s to rubber and pineapple planting in the early 1900s, the historical links of the new towns do not just end here. Yishun and Sembawang share the same story of development too. From gambier and pepper planting in the 1800s to rubber and pineapple planting in the early 1900s, plantations would usually be established along Seletar River first, before extending towards Sungei Sembawang in the north.

The opening of the Singapore Naval Base in 1938 also led to development in this area. To support the Naval Base, military installations such as airbases and barracks were built in the vicinity. As such, businesses were set up in villages near these bases to meet the needs of the military personnel and their families. Migrants from places such as India also flocked here in search of work in the base. They brought with them their cultures and their legacy is still seen in Yishun and Sembawang today. The many religious buildings that still stand today, the many traditional performing arts groups that made this area their home base and the many old buildings that stand majestically here are all testimony to the rich multicultural and multireligious and colourful heritage of Yishun and Sembawang.

To find out more about the personal and community stories behind Yishun and Sembawang, slap on your sunscreen, bring plenty of water and embark on this heritage trail today! The trail begins at Singapore’s first outdoor heritage space, “Heritage Garden @ Yishun”, located at Yishun Central and winds up at the scenic Upper Seletar Reservoir. In between, churches, mosques, temples, schools, parks and even old houses make appearances to tell you their stories. However, take note that the area covered is extensive so do make use of public transport!

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