Jurong Industrial Estate – and consequently Jurong New Town – has been the beating heart of Singapore’s manufacturing sector since the 1960s. But it’s not all factories, ports and shipyards. Composed of Jurong East, Jurong West, Boon Lay and Pioneer, the area was once a swampland home to mudskippers, horseshoe crabs and – as rumour has it – crocs. Now, it’s known as Orchard Road in the West thanks to numerous shopping and dining options to die for. That’s not forgetting the pockets of lush greenery for all to enjoy.
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