Future developments in Singapore
- 1 Commercial
- 2 Leisure and entertainment
- 3 Residential
- 4 Transport
- 4.1 Downtown Line (DTL)
- 4.2 Gali Batu Depot
- 4.3 Eastern Region Line (ERL)
- 4.4 Thomson Line (TSL)
- 4.5 North South Line Extension (NSLe)
- 4.6 Tuas West Extension (TWE)
- 4.7 Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)
- 4.8 North–South Expressway (NSE)
- 4.9 Changi Airport Terminal Four
- 4.10 Jurong Region Line (JRL)
- 4.11 Cross Island Line (CRL)
- 4.12 Circle Line Stage 6
- 4.13 Downtown Line Extension
- 4.14 North East Line Extension
- 5 Others
- 6 2030 expansion plan
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
DUO is a contemporary twin-tower integrated mixed-use development (comprising residential accommodation, offices, a hotel and a retail gallery) located on a site bordered by Ophir Road, Rochor Road and Beach Road in Singapore.
DUO will be directly connected to the Bugis MRT station served by the East West Line and upcoming Downtown Line via underground pedestrian linkways, providing easy access to the Central Business District, Marina Bay and major shopping, dining and entertainment areas at Orchard Road and the Singapore River.
Marina One is a mixed-use development bound by Marina Way and Straits View in Marina South, Singapore. Designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, Marina One covers a total gross floor area of approximately 3.67 million square feet. The development will include two 34-storey residential towers, two 30-storey prime grade A office towers and a retail podium, The Heart, which will feature lush greenery and landscaping by Gustafson Porter and ICN Design. Both were landscape architects behind Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay in Marina South. The development is expected to be completed in 2017.
One Raffles Place (Tower 2)
One Raffles Place (Tower 2) will be constructed on the site of the previous OUB Centre, and once completed (alongside the existing OUB Centre), the entire complex will be renamed One Raffles Place. The new tower will be 38 stories tall with a height of 205m. The design is dominated by a triangular pattern on the façade that give it a prism-like effect, tricking the eye into thinking it is a less regularly shaped building. This is emphasised by the way the outer façade touches the ground at an acute point and the way the top section of the skyscraper leans towards the OUB Center. The tower was designed by Tange Associates and SAA Architects and completion of One Raffles Place (Tower 2) is expected in Q2 2011.
Marina Bay Financial Centre
The Marina Bay Financial Centre, is a multi-phase development located along Marina Boulevard at Marina Bay, Singapore. It sits on a 3.55 ha site with 3 million sq ft of prime Grade A office space, offering 649 luxury apartments and a retail mall spanning 176,000 sq ft. It will be the largest office development to date in the city in terms of gross floor area when fully completed. Tower 1 (33 storeys with 620,000 sq ft), 2 (50 storeys with 1 million sq ft) and Marina Bay Residences (428 units) were completed in 2010 while Tower 3 (46 storeys with 1.3 million sq ft) will be ready by 1Q 2012, and Marina Bay Suites (221 units) is expected to be completed in 2013.
Asia Square, located in Marina Bay, is a twin-tower mixed-use development that comprises 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) of grade A office space, a 280-room five-star hotel,60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) of retail space and 'The Cube', a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) open public space used for networking or relaxing with a regular programme of exhibitions and performances. Asia Square Tower 1 was opened on November 8, 2011 while Tower 2 will be completed in 2013.
South Beach is a planned commercial and residential complex to be located on Beach Road in the Downtown Core of Singapore. The new development will comprise offices, two hotels, shops and residences. The complex is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Leisure and entertainment
Jurong Lake District
The Urban Redevelopment Authority announced on 4 April 2008 the blueprint for Jurong Lake District. The vision for Jurong Lake District is to transform it into a 360 hectare unique lakeside destination for business and leisure in the next 10 to 15 years. It will be the largest commercial hub outside the city.
Punggol 21 is a development initiative that plans to develop the mostly undeveloped town of Punggol into a residential new town. Currently, the southern parts of Punggol are developed, mostly with HDB flats. There are ongoing projects to build a town centre, supposedly with an air-conditioned bus interchange. There is going to be a man-made canal dug through Punggol, connecting the Serangoon Reservoir and Punggol Reservoir. Many developments are proposed to be built along the canal, such as shopping centres and many more HDB flats. There will be recreation clubs, community centres, sports clubs, polyclinics and many others, attracting many people to live and visit Punggol. There are plans to develop Punggol Point, which currently only has a beach. It will propose to have a seafood restaurant and maybe more HDB flats in the near vicinity. More parking lots are under construction, and this will attract many people to the presently remote beach. The northwest of Punggol will be developed and the West Loop of the Punggol LRT Line will be in operation, serving the area.
Downtown Line (DTL)
Currently in various stages of construction, the 42-kilometre fully underground Downtown Line (DTL) passing through 34 stations will connect the northwestern and eastern regions of Singapore to the new downtown at Marina Bay in the south and to the Central Business District. Similar to the Circle Line, 3-car trainsets will run on the Downtown Line with line capacity for 500,000 commuters daily. It will be completed in three stages with Stages 1, 2 and 3 with operations planned to commence on 22 December 2013, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Gali Batu Depot
Gali Batu Depot is a 21 hectare MRT depot located in the Kwong Hou Sua Teochew Cemetery off Woodlands Road. Therefore, many graves in the cemetery have to be exhumed which started in December 2008. Construction started in the first quarter of 2009. It is slated for completion by 2015 to serve the Downtown Line.
Eastern Region Line (ERL)
The 13 km (8.1 mi) Eastern Region Line (ERL) is tentatively planned to serve 10 stations. The ERL will run from Marina Bay, passing through Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade and Bedok before terminating at Changi. It will generally be parallel to and south of the East West Line. It will help to relieve crowding on the East West Line. The underground line is expected to be completed by 2020.
Thomson Line (TSL)
The sixth Mass Rapid Transit and the fourth fully automatic and driverless system line in Singapore. The whole line will be completely underground. It is now under final stages of the advance engineering study. Opening in three phases, starting from 2019 onwards, Thomson Line will add greatly to the accessibility and connectivity of the current rail network, with interchanges to all other five MRT lines.
North South Line Extension (NSLe)
A 1 km one station extension from Marina Bay initially due for completion in 2015, but is brought forward by a year to 2014. The new Marina South Pier will be located near the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore in Marina Bay.
Tuas West Extension (TWE)
The Tuas West Extension is an extension of the East West Line from Joo Koon to Tuas Link. The stations — Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link — will extend MRT connectivity to the Tuas area and are expected to serve more than 100,000 commuters daily. Construction began in 2012 and is planned to be completed in 2016.
Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)
The 5 km Marina Coastal Expressway will be built along the coastal lines of the new downtown, and will link the area to the eastern and western parts of Singapore. It is stated for completion by end 2013. It will connect Kallang–Paya Lebar Expresswayand Ayer Rajah Expressway, passing through Marina South and Marina East. It is set to open on 29 December 2013.
North–South Expressway (NSE)
The 21 km North–South Expressway will stretch from Woodlands and Sembawang to the western end of the East Coast Parkway, relieving traffic on the congested Central Expressway. It is slated for completion by 2020.
Changi Airport Terminal Four
There have been plans to build a new passenger terminal, Terminal Four, at Singapore Changi Airport. The details for the construction is that it might have to be extended out onto Changi East where there is now a big empty plot of land. There may be also plans to build another runway.
Jurong Region Line (JRL)
Cross Island Line (CRL)
A 50 km line spanning across Singapore. The addition of the new line brings commuters with another alternative for East-West travel to the current East West Line. It will also connect to all the other major lines to serve as a key transfer line, complementing the role currently fulfilled by the orbital Circle Line. As a conclusion, it will relieve the load on several of the existing lines, bringing greater comfort to all commuters and significantly shorten journey times.
Circle Line Stage 6
Downtown Line Extension
North East Line Extension
To be completed by 2030, the 2 km extension will run from Punggol through Punggol North including the new Punggol Downtown. The extension is for future residents in Punggol North to have train access to the city centre as well as other parts of Singapore.
2030 expansion plan
In 2009, the Singaporean government announced a new development plan for Singapore designed to accommodate the growing population. It is assumed that the population will reach between 6.5 and 6.9 million by 2030. Singapore will increase its land area to 766 square kilometers through land reclamation from the sea. Most of the reclamation will be done at Tekong and Tuas islands, with additional reclamation points beyond 2030 including Marina East, Changi East, and Pasir Ris. High-density towns with a full range of amenities such as childcare centers, hospitals, and recreational areas will be built. About 60% of Singapore's land will be set aside for housing, industry, and community facilities, up from 52%. In addition, 700,000 new housing units will be built, the size of the rail network will be doubled, and some golf courses and military training grounds will make way for redevelopment. According to the plans, 85% of Singaporeans will live close to a park.
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