The plans for the three new town will take advantage on their individual distinctive character to bring about a unique identity and living experience. They will build on each estate’s history, distinctive local flavour and features according to HDB website.
Let us explore this 3 new towns.
Located in the central region of Singapore, Bidadari is bounded by Bartley Road to the north, Upper Serangoon Road to the west, Sennett Estate to the south and Mount Vernon Road to the east. It is well-connected by Woodleigh and Bartley MRT stations on the North-East Line and the Circle Line respectively. Bidadari Estate will be a tranquil urban oasis, where residents can relax and connect with family and friends in a garden-like setting. HDB envisions it to be “A Community in a Garden”.
Some of the highlights for Bidadari Estate include:
- A 10 ha Bidadari Park with a lake that will form the new green lung for the estate.
- Six distinctive neighbourhoods, each with unique identities through the use of varied building forms that respond to the different characteristics of Bidadari.
- Public spaces for community gathering and events within a garden-like setting.
- A mixed-use Market Square commercial cluster, together with commercial and social communal facilities pavilions to serve the needs of residents.
- A pedestrianised Upper Aljunied Road transformed into a Heritage Walk with mature trees and which captures fond memories of Bidadari’s heritage.
- A seamless pedestrian and cycling network to make travelling within Bidadari more pleasant and convenient.
Tampines North is envisioned to be a new “green shoot” and extension of Tampines Town. The vision for Tampines North is “Tampines in Bloom: Budding Communities within a Green Tapestry”. Guided by this vision, Tampines North will capitalise on its existing greenery and proximity to Tampines Town to create an attractive living environment, through five key strategies.
Some of the highlights for Tampines North Estate include:
- A 7.5 ha meandering Boulevard Park that will form the green spine for Tampines North, providing a scenic and seamless connection between Sun Plaza Park in the south to Sungei Api Api in the north.
- A “Blossoms Walk” within the Boulevard Park to create a local yet distinct identity.
- A 10 ha Quarry Park which could connect to Pasir Ris Town in the future.
- A seamless pedestrian and cycling network that will weave through the various housing districts, enabling residents to cycle and walk around Tampines North with convenient links to the main activity spine.
- A new distinctive landmark mixed development comprising both commercial and residential uses, and integrated with a bus interchange.
Under the Phase 2 master plan for Punggol New Town unveiled in Oct 2012, Punggol will feature seven distinctive eco-town districts, each with a unique identity and character. Capitalising on its proximity to the waterfront and taking inspiration from its heritage, the Matilda district of Punggol is set to be an attractive waterfront housing district with many flats commanding waterfront views. Planning for Matilda was inspired by the ‘verandah’ feature of the old Matilda House and its surrounding lush greenery. Hence the vision of Matilda District – Verandah by the Waterfront”.
Some of the highlights for Punggol Matilda Estate include:
- New housing forms with integrated landscaped decks that provide “door-step” accessibility to the precinct amenities.
- A Community Street leading to the waterfront, designed as an urban verandah with “living rooms” as rest points for residents to sit and chat.
- Leafy walkways to provide seamless sheltered connectivity between the residential precincts and the waterfront promenade.
- A vibrant waterfront shopping mall, as well as recreational amenities and parks for community events.
Artist Impression for 3 new towns –
Source – http://www.hdb.gov.sg
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