The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched its 2019 draft master plan (Master Plan is reviewed every 5 years and the last review was made in 2014) – a blueprint which guides Singapore’s development of land and property in the medium term over the next 10 to 15 years.

 

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Here are the key points in the plan which could affect your livelihood and lifestyle in the East Region of Singapore:

 

East region

 

In 10 to 15 years, the East Region of Singapore will undergo a makeover that will make it an even better and more desirable place to live in.

 

  • New Bayshore housing precinct near East Coast Park is served by two new Thomson-East Coast Line stations.

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Artist’s Impression of proposed Bayshore Street. Source: URA

 

  • A new linear park along the existing row of residential developments will be discerned by heritage sea walls and sea pavilion.

 

  • New breathe of life will be given to Tampines South with more homes, new community facilities and green spaces within public housing estates.

 

  • New social and community amenities include new polyclinics in Eunos and Tampines North, new nursing homes in Tampines and Pasir Ris, and a new integrated mixed-use development in Pasir Ris Town Centre.

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Artist’s Impression of the new Central Greenway for a direct and seamless connection from Pasir Ris Town Centre to Pasir Ris Park. Source: URA

 

  • New communal spaces, enhanced connectivity, rain gardens, lookout decks, a waterfront path and a new garden bridge along Sungei Tampines.

 

  • HomeTeamNS Clubhouse at Bedok Reservoir Park will feature a ‘waterfront haven’ theme.

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Artist’s Impression of HomeTeamNS Clubhouse@Bedok Reservoir Park. Source: URA

 

  • New trails and enhanced greenery and biodiversity will be introduced to Changi Point.

 

  • 5 new MRT stations on the Cross Island Line (CRL) will be built in the East by 2029 with the inclusion of an interchange with the East-West Line at Pasir Ris.

 

  • Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will be completed by 2024.

 

  • Tampines Cycling Paths will triple to 21km by 2022.

 

  • Future Changi Terminal 5, Changi East Industrial Zone and Changi East Urban District will provide additional capacity for Changi Airport’s future growth.

 

  • Improved connectivity to Changi Region in the future with the extension of the Cross Island Line and the Thomson-East Coast Line.

 

  • Jewel Changi Airport is set to open in April 2019.

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Artist’s Impression of Jewel Changi. Source: Jewel Changi Airport Development

 

  • Paya Lebar Airbase set to be relocated in 2030 will free up 800 ha of land which is expected to be redeveloped as a new town.

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New possibilities for Paya Lebar Air Base. Source: URA