In 1920s, Taman Jurong was infested with crocodiles, but has since grown from a small fishing village to a busy industrial and residential town. The roads at Taman Jurong used to bear names like Taman Jurong 1, Taman Jurong 2 etc, but were renamed in 1980. Most of the streets now bear English, Chinese and Malay names like Corporation Drive, Yung Ho Road, Yuan Ching Road, Yung Sheng Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim etc.
Taman Jurong, located in Jurong West, is one of Singapore ‘s oldest residential areas. From a fishing village, it has morphed into a residential town with high-rise public housing and condominiums.
* Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre
Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre underwent a $14m renovation in 2005. This 5-storey building boasts a market on the first level, a food court on the second and third levels, and a carpark on the fifth and sixth levels.
* Taman Jurong Shopping Centre
This shopping centre is organized into 4 sections i.e. Flower Zone, Heartland Zone, Sun Zone and Sanctuary Zone, and houses shopping, food, beauty and entertainment oulets.
Sports and Recreation
* Taman Jurong Community Club
Located at 1 Yung Sheng Road, the CC offers a myriad of activities, events and courses are organized for and available to the residents of Taman Jurong.
* Superbowl Jurong
Located at 1 Yuan Ching Road, the Superbowl @ Jurong offers facilitates acticities such as bowling, billiard, arcade games, golfing and country club facilities.
* T-Net Club @ Taman Jurong
Basketball, Dikir Barat and soccer lovers can hold practices here.
* Jurong Lake Park
Water sports lovers can engage in activities such as kayaking here.
Taman Jurong is also known as an industrial hub with more than 40 industrial offices. Industrial giants like DHL and JTC have also set up offices here.