Clementi is the easternmost planning area in the Western Region of Singapore. It is a residential area which borders four other planning areas namely Bukit Batok on the northern side, Bukit Timah on the on the northeastern, Queenstown to the east and Jurong East on the west. Most of the region covered by the town was once a military installation known as the Colombo Camp. The camp was demolished in 1975 after the disbandment of the Singapore guard regiment which used to occupy the fort. After the demolition of the field, the Housing and Development Board also cleared other villages in the region to plan the self-sufficient Clementi town which would constitute all kinds of social amenities, services, and facilities Now, the leading residential district in the town is Clementi New Town, and it is dominated by a lot of HDB flats making it the most populated residential district. It can be argued to be the one that holds the identity of the region and residents. The region has four subdivisions and seven neighborhoods which are the settlement organizations of most of the planning areas.
Clementi is home to the headquarters of the Singapore Police ‘D’ in addition to the Clementi Neighborhood Police Post. Other social amenities in the region include a fire station, a public library and the famous Clementi Town Centre which is a mixed-use development project. The project was the first in Singapore to have open houses, commercial facilities, and public transport all under a single complex. Clementi is set aside from some of the other planning areas by the abundance of educational facilities in the region. There are more than five primary schools and five secondary schools. There are also other special independent education facilities that specialize in mathematics, science, and technology. More than three tertiary educational institutions can be accessed in the region. Clementi is a well-developed town which attracts visitors from the neighboring planning areas. The primary source of attraction in the region is the educational institutions, especially the secondary, tertiary and specialized institutions.