District 17 consist of Changi, Loyang, Pasir Ris
Changi /tʃɑːŋiː/ is a planning area located in the geographical region of Tanah Merah in the East Region of Singapore. Sharing borders with Pasir Ris and Tampines to the west, Changi Bay to the southeast, the South China Sea to the east and the Serangoon Harbour to the north. Changi, excluding the two water catchments and islands of Singapore, is the largest planning area by land size.
Also located within Changi is Singapore’s largest prison, Changi Prison. It was used as a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during the occupation of Singapore in World War II. Changi Prison continues to be Singapore’s oldest operating internment facility, in the form of the new Changi Prison Complex.
Loyang is a subzone region located in the town of Pasir Ris in the East Region of Singapore. The region consists of three subzones, Loyang West, Loyang East and Flora Drive. The name means brass or tray in Malay.
The region is served with the exterior road of Loyang Avenue, which leads to Pasir Ris and Tampines and Changi City Point. Much of the industrial estate is dealing with aviation related services, due to its proximity to Changi Airport. The name, Loyang, was probably derived from the kampong that once existed in the area, Kampong Loyang or Loyang Besar. Before redevelopment, the Kampong Loyang Besar Mosque used to be located in the area.
Pasir Ris (Chinese: 巴西立 or 白沙, Tamil: பாசி ரிஸ்) is a planning area and residential town located in the East Region of Singapore. It is bordered by Tampines and Paya Lebar to the south, Sengkang to the southwest and Changi to the east. The planning area also shares riverine boundary with Punggol to the west, separated by the Serangoon River, as well as having a maritime boundary with the North-Eastern Islands planning area, across the Straits of Johor.
Like other new towns, public transport facilities were factored into the development of Pasir Ris. Pasir Ris is easily accessible via bus services at Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and the Mass Rapid Transit at Pasir Ris MRT station. Today, landmarks in the area include the NTUC Pasir Ris Resort(renamed Downtown East), Pasir Ris Beach Park and White Sands shopping mall.