Geographical Investigation 2R5
Yishun in the Past
Yishun came to be known as "Yishun" because it was named after Lim Nee Soon, a prominent industrialist who made his fortune from rubber and pineapples. "Yishun" is a Mandarin romanisation of his name, Nee Soon.
Development of the area began in 1976, and that was the first step into transforming Yishun into the modern residential town it is today. This project was named the Yishun New Town Project. Residents were moved to other areas such as Ang Mo Kio during the construction process. This made Yishun a more convenient place to live in, as the residents would not have to travel great distances for facilities.
Some examples of the amenities are schools, markets, religious buildings and recreational facilities. Shopkeepers and merchants pooled together money and resources, and opened Chong Pang City, which still exists to this day.
This made travelling across Singapore more convenient for residents in Nee Soon.
Nee Soon Constituency
What present Yishun's map looked like in the past.
Old Hawker Stalls
One thing that still hasn't changed since today.