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.




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


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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.


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.


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.


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.


New possibilities for Paya Lebar Air Base. Source: URA