The Jurong Lakeside is one of the most interesting changes in Jurong. Along the lake, there will be so many enhancements, such as Chinese and Japanese Garden, New Science Centre and many other recreational activities. Residents with homes over looking the lake would be so fortunate.
The government has plans for Jurong Lake District is to be a leading model for Singapore as a mixed-use urban district that is sustainable, smart and connected.
You can expect an integrated network integrated network of pedestrian walkways between buildings, public amenities and public transport nodes with the development of Jurong Gateway. This is done by a network of walkways with J-Walk, a 2nd storey elevated pedestrian network, from Jurong East MRT station to nearby developments in all weather conditions.
Along the lake, there will be a new waterfront park and promenade, and a range of attractions.
Chinese and Japanese Garden
The Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden built in 1970s were popular with Singaporeans and tourists particularly for specific Chinese Festivals, such as the Lantern Festival. While the heritage element will be retained, it would be redeveloped to create additional national interest.
Jurong Lake Park was planned to be completed in 2017 and the Gardens will be developed in phases. In anticipation, they may look completely enhanced and different as the concept behind it is to create new space.
New Science Centre
The New Science Centre will be relocated to the eastern bank of Jurong Lake, next to the Chinese Garden MRT Station, it is positioned to be the “jewel” in Jurong. Expected to completed in 2020, it will integrate with the new Chinese and Japanese Gardens and possibly have themes related to science, technology and horticulture. It will be fun, educational and spectacular and visitors could be in a treat for new kind of experience.
Cross-Island Line, expected to be completed around 2030, will link Jurong to Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, Punggol and up to Changi. The Jurong Region Line, for the MRT network is to be up and working around 2015. It will connect Jurong Gateway, Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong industrial estate, including Jurong Island.
In promoting a healthier lifestyle, more dedicated cycling paths and park connectors for better connectivity between Jurong Lake District and it residential and business neigbhours such as Tengah New Town, Pandan and Teban garden estates, Clean Tech Park and Nanyang Technological University.
High Speed Rail
JURONG Country Club will be making way for the terminus of the Singapore- Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR). The terminus will occupy about 20 per cent of the 67 hectare site (of more than 80 football fields). Remaining areas will be a mixed used precinct with offices, hotels, retail and family entertainment outlets.
The site was chosen due to its high connectivity, with Jurong East MRT Station serving the existing East-West and North South MRT Lines and subsequently the Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Lines. There will be air-conditioned links at future integrated transport hub with the bus interchange and the MRT lines.
Another reasons is that it is near Jurong Gateway, which host Westgate mall and the new Genting Hotel Jurong. The infrastructure of HSR will be underground.
The Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex will be located inside the terminus with the intention of passengers requiring to go through a single border checkpoint. The travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will have seven stops in Malaysia and travel time is around 90 minutes.
The Future Jurong Lake District
Jurong Lake District is definitely set for a big change with new Chinese and Japanese Gardens, new Science Centre, MRT Stations, bus interchanges, shopping malls and other commercial outlets and its own Ng Teng Foong hospital. There are many more plans being unveiled and Singapore can look forward to this second Central Business District. Private properties are set to rise in prices as the district is set to be an exclusive district.
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