Welcome to Simpang, a planning area located in the North Region of Singapore. The name Simpang means junction or intersection in Malay, and it is situated north of Yishun, east of Sembawang, and west of Seletar. The area includes Pulau Seletar, which is classified under the Simpang planning area. Jalan Kuala Simpang was the main road serving the area. Sungei Simpang Kiri, Sungei Simpang Kanan, and Simpang Kiri Park Connector all retain and reflect the name of the area. Simpang is currently a swamp area that is used by the Singapore Armed Forces as a training ground since the early 1996, after the plan of developing a Simpang New Town was rejected. In the original 1993 plan, the area was slated for 20,000 housing units in a low density. After the rejection and lull, there are plans for it to be converted into a high-density housing estate. While Simpang may not be on every tourist’s radar, it is an interesting and unique part of Singapore that offers a glimpse into the country’s history and development plans.

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