Focus: Chemicals Hub

Five years since land reclamation was completed, Jurong Island is now home to more than 100 companies with investments of over S$47 billion. Of this, more than S$10 billion was committed in the past two years alone. BT looks back at the process of creating the island, and the investments that made it what it is today.  


The making of Jurong Island

Click through these maps to see how Jurong Island took shape over time. The maps are not drawn to scale.





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Sources: SPH archives, JTC Corporation, Economic Development Board,

By: Charmaine Martin, Ravi Gandhi, Simon Ang, Weatherly Tan, Andrea Soh and Teh Shi Ning

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