Friday, September 7, 2018

Tengah to grow its distinctive identity through gardens

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/tengah-grow-its-distinctive-identity-through-gardens
By Rachel Au-Yong, Housing Corresponent, The New Paper, 05 September 2018 at 06:00 am


The future Tengah housing estate will feature forests and gardens, and will be a car-lite town.
PHOTO: The future Tengah housing estate will feature forests and gardens, and will be a car-lite town.
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All 24 HDB estates to have unique design identities: Lawrence Wong

The first housing district in the upcoming "forest town" of Tengah will be the home of community gardening, and get a farmway to bolster that claim.

On a broader scale, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, who unveiled the plans for Tengah, also launched the first of 24 design guidelines that will shape the unique identity of every HDB town for decades to come.

Yesterday's guide was for Woodlands, while the rest will be rolled out over five years.

Mr Wong also showed a video about how Plantation, the first of five housing districts in Tengah, could shape up.



The first housing district in the upcoming 'forest town' of Tengah will be the home of community gardening, and get a farmway to bolster that claim.
PHOTO: The first housing district in the upcoming "forest town" of Tengah will be the home of community gardening, and get a farmway to bolster that claim.
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Occupying 90ha, it sits in the southernmost part of Tengah and will contain 10,000 flats when completed.

The first tranche of 1,500 flats will be launched in November.

The highlight of the district is a 700m-long, 40m-wide farmway - the first for a HDB town - which weaves through the housing precincts.

Paying homage to the villages, fruit tree plantations and farms in Tengah in the 1950s, the bulk of the farmway - about 2,000 sq m - has been set aside for community gardens.


Community Farmways
Community Farmways
PHOTO: Paying homage to the villages, fruit tree plantations and farms in Tengah in the 1950s, the bulk of the farmway - about 2,000 sq m - has been set aside for community gardens.
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This is in addition to the community gardens within individual public housing projects.

If popular, it could be replicated elsewhere, said HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean.

Identities for all 24 HDB towns will be carved out through design guides.

Each guide will chronicle a town's history, vision and distinct character, so as to help future HDB consultants, government agencies and town councils unify the town's future developments.

It will also offer design principles on three scales: town, neighbourhood and precinct.

Between them, they will spell out everything from the town's overall vision to the colour palette of the buildings to the type of playgrounds it should have.

"The guide will set out the planning urban design and architectural intent of each town, including its distinctive character and heritage," said Mr Wong.



Each guide will chronicle a town's history, vision and distinct character, so as to help future HDB consultants, government agencies and town councils unify the town's future developments.
PHOTO: Each guide will chronicle a town's history, vision and distinct character, so as to help future HDB consultants, government agencies and town councils unify the town's future developments.
The New Tengah Estate Would Be The Next Best Neighbourhood to Run In.
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The distinctions between towns were spelt out yesterday.

For example, Punggol would have waterfront living; Woodlands, which got its name from keranji trees, would keep to the wooded theme; and Tengah would be the town of forests and gardens.

Tengah will also be a car-lite town, and Plantation will be served by two MRT stations along the upcoming Jurong Regional Line.

Bus stops will be within 300m of most homes, while all roads will have dedicated cycling paths. Self-driving cars will be piloted later.

Tengah will take around 20 years to develop, and will house about 42,000 residential flats when completed.



Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei has been chosen to transform a 24-kilometre-long stretch of disused Singapore railway into a High Line-esque park that extends across the entire island.
PHOTO: Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei has been chosen to transform a 24-kilometre-long stretch of disused Singapore railway into a High Line-esque park that extends across the entire island.

The firm plans to create cycle paths, climbing walls, nature reserves, seating areas and water features along the disused railway corridor that stretches from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in the south to Woodlands Checkpoint in the north.
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Tengah will take around 20 years to develop, and will house about 42,000 residential flats when completed.
PHOTO: Tengah will take around 20 years to develop, and will house about 42,000 residential flats when completed.
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Punggol would have waterfront living; Woodlands, which got its name from keranji trees, would keep to the wooded theme; and Tengah would be the town of forests and gardens.
Punggol would have waterfront living; Woodlands, which got its name from keranji trees, would keep to the wooded theme; and Tengah would be the town of forests and gardens.
PHOTO: Punggol would have waterfront living; Woodlands, which got its name from keranji trees, would keep to the wooded theme; and Tengah would be the town of forests and gardens.
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Research shows the therapeutic effect of nature and the biophilic practice should, in the long run, lead to better quality of life, if not health benefits.
PHOTO: Research shows the therapeutic effect of nature and the biophilic practice should, in the long run, lead to better quality of life, if not health benefits.
Being mindful about the good things in our life enables us to focus on the positive, manage your emotions and look at the problem more objectively. Be grateful of what God has provided.
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The first housing district in the upcoming 'forest town' of Tengah will be the home of community gardening, and get a farmway to bolster that claim.
PHOTO: The first housing district in the upcoming "forest town" of Tengah will be the home of community gardening, and get a farmway to bolster that claim.
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By Rachel Au-Yong, Housing Corresponent, The New Paper, 05 September 2018 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Rachel Au-Yong, Housing Corresponent, The New Paper, Tengah to grow its distinctive identity through gardens, posted on 05 September 2018 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/tengah-grow-its-distinctive-identity-through-gardens

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