Urban Planning

Malay Village area set for a revamp under URA Draft Masterplan 2008

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan has unveiled some features of the Malay Village facelift under the URA Draft Master Plan 2008. In outlining future plans for the Paya Lebar area in Parliament on Monday, the minister said a substantial portion of the Malay Village site will be reserved for a new civic building. It will house a variety of amenities, including a Community Club, the Community...

Kallang, Paya Lebar to be developed as new commercial hubs

Kallang and Paya Lebar will be developed into new commercial hubs, just like the Jurong Lake District. This is part of the government's Draft Master Plan, which charts land use over the next 10 to 15 years. Marina Bay and the city centre will continue to be the key commercial node in Singapore. New growth areas like Tanjong Pagar, Beach Road and the Ophir-Rochor corridor will also be developed. However,...

Draft Master Plan 2008

Draft Master Plan 2008: Main Website: http://www.ura.gov.sg/DMP2008/home.htm Growth Areas: Jurong Lake District: http://www.ura.gov.sg/DMP2008/jurong_lake_district.htm City Centre: http://www.ura.gov.sg/DMP2008/city_centre.htm Kallang Riverside: http://www.ura.gov.sg/DMP2008/kallang_riverside.htm Paya Lebar Central: http://www.ura.gov.sg/DMP2008/paya_lebar.htm Regional Highlights: Central Region:...

Jurong ulu no more

Suburb to become commercial, leisure lakeside heaven DUSTY. Industrial. Out of the way. Such words may spring to your mind when asked about Jurong. But come 2020, the home of the Bird Park and the Science Centre will evoke a whole new vocabulary. Try on for size: Lakeside haven. Billion-dollar business buzz. Holiday hub. This will be the new Jurong Lake District, after it undergoes an...

Jurong Lake District plans timely but timeline may be too short

The government's plans for the Jurong Lake District have been widely well-received by market watchers. They noted that it is important to re-brand Jurong away from its industrial estate image to a more vibrant one. However, on the other hand, there are concerns that the government may be moving too fast for the market. Some analysts said the proposed 10- to 15-year time frame may be a little tight,...

Government announces plans for Jurong Lake District

Jurong is set to be home to the largest commercial hub outside the city centre. The Jurong Lake District – made up of two precincts, Jurong Gateway and Lakeside – will offer a potential development area of 360 hectares or about the size of Marina Bay. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced this when he unveiled part of the government's ‘Draft Master Plan Review 2008’. The blueprint...

Industry watchers hope new Master Plan will include higher plot ratios

Higher plot ratios and integrated developments with greenery and other features are among the wish lists of industry players, who are anticipating significant changes to the government's new Draft Master Plan. The master plan, expected to be released soon by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, will guide Singapore's land use over the next 10 to 15 years. Buildings in Singapore may get even taller, if...

Show time at Dhoby Ghaut

Land above station will feature an amphitheatre and a F&B pavilion THE vacant state land above Dhoby Ghaut MRT station will soon offer more than just a convenient access point for pedestrians making their way from the station to the surrounding malls. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled plans for the site to be home to a new open space that will play host to community events and...

URA plans new community space at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station

The open space above the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station will be Singapore's latest venue for community activities and performances. This is all part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)'s plan to increase the number of public spaces along the Orchard Road area. By July next year, the plot of land at Dhoby Ghaut will be transformed into a new space that will host community events and performances. Open...

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