Geographical Investigation

2 Respect 2 Group 8

Yishun in the past

How did the word ‘ Yishun ’ come about?

The name Yishun is a Mandarin romanisation of Nee Soon named after Lim Nee Soon, a prominent in dustralist who made his fortune from rubber and pineapple.

What are the historical stories of Yishun?

Yishun has started the development of HDB flats since 1976, with the first HDB flats at Chong Pang, Yishun neighbourhood 1 has been developed since 1981, followed by neighbourhood 7 and neighbourhood 2. Neighbourhood 6, 8 and 9 have been developed in 1987, together with the town centre ,neighbourhood 3 and 4 followed slightly later in 1992. Construction of the neighbourhood 5 was started on 2009 after the crossrail west was announced and will be completed by 2015.

What were the facilities or amenities available in Yishun between 1950-2000?

Northpoint shopping centre, Chong Pang ,GV Yishun, Yishun community library and other neighbourhood shopping areas.

Medical facilities, parks, Garden and other Recreational sports facilities.

Present Yishun

I think there is enough amenities and facilities within the Yishun . There are coffee shops , playground , Mama shops , Shopping Centre and, etc.I think there is a sense of belonging within the Yishun . It was because the people around are friendly and the neighbour treats you like we are in their family.The places there are specail to the residents in the neighborhood is the coffee shop because most of the resident go to the coffe shop to chat and eat with their friends , especially the elderly.

Future Yishun

I would hope to see more malay food stalls because now theres not much things that the malays could eat when they are outside and when the malays eat the food over and over again , it would be boring.I would also like to see more bus services so that when i want to go out and take bus to school i will not need to wake up so early and rush to school.I would also like to see more foodcourts then coffee shop because when people are eating here when they need to wait for so long just to eat by the time the food come they will be sweating already.
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