Central Water Catchment

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Central Water Catchment is a planning area located in the North Region of Singapore. Measuring at approximately 37.1 km2, Central Water Catchment ranks the 5th, 48th & 49th in terms of size, population & density respectively.

Central Water Catchment is lies in the geographical centre of Singapore, and is largely home to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve which houses several other recreational sites, including the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari and the River Safari. It is bordered by Orchard in the north, Museum in the east, Tanglin in the west and Singapore River in the south. It is a designated planning area and one of the two main water catchments of Singapore. Singapore's main reservoirs – MacRitchie, Upper Seletar, Upper Peirce and Lower Peirce – are in the central catchment area.

Notable Structures


  • Lower Peirce Reservoir
  • MacRitchie Reservoir
  • Upper Seletar Reservoir
  • Upper Peirce Reservoir

Theme Parks

  • Night Safari
  • River Safari
  • Singapore Zoo

Nature Reserve

  • Central Catchment Nature Reserve


Incumbent Role
North West CDC
Teo Ho Pin Mayor of North West CDC
Holland - Bukit Timah GRC
Liang Eng Hwa Member of Parliament for Zhenghua


Planning Areas ViewTalkEdit
Central BishanBukit MerahBukit TimahDowntown Core1GeylangKallangMarina East1Marina South1Marine ParadeMuseum1Newton1NovenaOrchard1Outram1QueenstownRiver Valley1Rochor1Singapore River1Southern IslandsStraits View1TanglinToa Payoh
East BedokChangiChangi BayPasir RisPaya LebarTampines
North Central Water CatchmentLim Chu KangMandaiSembawangSimpangSungei KadutWoodlandsYishun
North-East Ang Mo KioHougangNorth-Eastern IslandsPunggolSeletarSengkangSerangoon
West Boon LayBukit BatokBukit PanjangChoa Chu KangClementiJurong EastJurong WestPioneerTengahTuasWestern IslandsWestern Water Catchment
1: Located within the Central Area

Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council