Boon Keng (NE9) is a mature neighborhood with established amenities. Located at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Towner Road near Whampoa River, Boon Keng MRT - named after Dr Lim Boon Keng - mainly serves the local residential population. With Bendemeer Shopping Mall and Bendemeer Market a short walk away from the train station, residents can enjoy a mix of market stalls and shops with convenience. The famous Boon Tong Kee chicken rice has an outlet in the area. For more choices, residents can easily patronize outlets from Kallang Leisure Park, Nex and Balestier Plaza nearby.
The opening up of new housing areas along the city fringe including 8 Riversuites, Riverbay and Build-To-Order development of ST George’s Towers along Serangoon Road adds to existing residences. Several schools are located within the vicinity such as, Bendemeer Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as Hong Wen School. Healthcare is available in the form of Shenton Family Medical Clinic while residents can keep fit at St Wilfrid Sports Complex or Whampoa Community Club.
Schools near Boon Keng MRT include Bendemeer Primary School, St Andrew's Junior School and Farrer Park Primary School. As for secondary schools, the few options that parents can look into enrolling their children in are St Andrew's Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist School and First Toa Payoh Secondary School.
As for shopping centres, the nearest shopping centre from Boon Keng MRT would be the Bendemeer Mall. However, it is a relatively small mall for basic necessities, such as haircut, grocery shopping or food courts for dining. Another mall that one could look into is City Square Mall, which is a larger mall that can cater to much more amenities.
One could look into is the Bendemeer Market and Food Centre which offers a ton of variety in terms of local food. One of its signature dish would be the Seafood Hor Fun. For someone who is looking for a cafe type restaurant, they could try out Grazie, an Italian cafe that serves pasta, waffles and coffee.
Boon Keng, mainly being a relatively old residential estate, still do have a few condominiums nearby. Eight Riversuites, City View @ Boon Keng are some condo projects that are available around that area.
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