Kembangan is a subzone of the Bedok town of Singapore, located in the east region. This historic neighborhood houses the famous condo ‘Lengkong Tiga’ as well as the renowned Jalan Kembangan road and acts as a public housing estate providing a decent living to its residents. The word Kembangan is derived from Malay language and is translated as ‘expansion’, which accounts for its expansion from being a kampong for the Malay community in Singapore to a whole residential division. Therefore, it is entirely inspired by Malay heritage. Many of the streets in this district are named after Malay names thus this area is associated with the usage of terminologies like “Lorong” and “Jalan” instead of “street” or “avenue” i.e. Jalan Senyum, Lorong Sarina, Jalan Selamat, and Lorong Melayu etc.
This residential hub is based on multiple condominiums and private residential estates. It is a growing commercial area which adds up to its value. It has a multiethnic background and thus offers numerous religious centers for its people i.e. Buddhist Union, Mangala Vihara Buddhist temple, The Masjid Mydin, Dhammasukha Memorial Hall, Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah, and The Mongkol Dharm Centre among others. Kembangan is known for comprising the gigantic Taman Kembangan Playground for its people to flock in and have a fitness-oriented fun time. It also houses The Kembangan Plaza which houses several medical aesthetics centers providing social welfare and a reasonable space for its community to learn and grow at a higher pace. Kembangan has no government school at the moment, but historically it is known to have had few of the renowned schools and madrasahs i.e. Chin Hua School, Madrasatul Irsyad Al Islamiyah, and Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah etc. However, this neighborhood currently includes the MINDS Towner Gardens School, a special education school. Foreseeing all the living aspects, this area is definitely one of the best developing areas of Singapore.