Thursday, January 31, 2019

Plans in place to revamp Orchard Road

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/plans-place-revamp-orchard-road
By Tiffany Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, 31 January 2019 at 06:00 am


Dhoby Ghaut will be a green zone with family-friendly attractions such as outdoor playgrounds.

Part of road may go car-free to link green areas

Travelling from one end of Orchard Road to the other will eventually be a different experience, as plans are afoot to transform the 2.4km stretch into a more lively street.

Part of the road may go car-free to connect green spaces at the Istana Park, Dhoby Ghaut Green and the open space at Plaza Singapura and turn it into a garden oasis.



Orchard Road to undergo major revamp to make it more than a retail destination. Orchard Road is set to become an urban green corridor.
PHOTO: Orchard Road to undergo major revamp to make it more than a retail destination. Orchard Road is set to become an urban green corridor.
SOURCE: Urban Redevelopment Authority
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These were among the proposed plans to rejuvenate Singapore's shopping belt unveiled yesterday, following a six-month study and consultations with stakeholders.

In a joint statement, the Singapore Tourism Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Parks Board (NParks) said new retail concepts, attractions, entertainment and events will be introduced to the Tanglin, Somerset, Orchard and Dhoby Ghaut sub-precincts.



In a joint statement, the Singapore Tourism Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Parks Board (NParks) said new retail concepts, attractions, entertainment and events will be introduced to the Tanglin, Somerset, Orchard and Dhoby Ghaut sub-precincts.
PHOTO: In a joint statement, the Singapore Tourism Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Parks Board (NParks) said new retail concepts, attractions, entertainment and events will be introduced to the Tanglin, Somerset, Orchard and Dhoby Ghaut sub-precincts.
An artist’s impression of the Dhoby Ghaut event space.
SOURCE: National Parks Board
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The heart of Orchard Road will remain the retail core, with more mixed-use developments to be built along Orchard Boulevard. Starting in April, the Orchard Road Business Association will begin a year-long trial to bring activities, such as retail and food and beverage pop-ups, to the pedestrian walkways.

Side streets such as Killiney Road and Orchard Turn will also be enhanced for better connectivity, while elevated link bridges may be built to make it easier for visitors to cross the junctions of Orchard and Paterson roads, the agencies said.



The heart of Orchard Road will remain the retail core, with more mixed-use developments to be built along Orchard Boulevard.
PHOTO: The heart of Orchard Road will remain the retail core, with more mixed-use developments to be built along Orchard Boulevard. Starting in April, the Orchard Road Business Association will begin a year-long trial to bring activities, such as retail and food and beverage pop-ups, to the pedestrian walkways.
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Dhoby Ghaut will be a green zone with family-friendly attractions such as outdoor playgrounds. Tanglin will be branded a mixed-use neighbourhood with arts and artisanal choices, with the conserved Tudor Court, for example, housing more arts and cultural offerings.



Dhoby Ghaut will be a green zone with family-friendly attractions such as outdoor playgrounds.
PHOTO: Dhoby Ghaut will be a green zone with family-friendly attractions such as outdoor playgrounds.
Picture posted by Yuni on 09 May 2014 - Representation picture (Picnic at Singapore Botanic Garden)

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Tanglin will be branded a mixed-use neighbourhood with arts and artisanal choices, with the conserved Tudor Court, for example, housing more arts and cultural offerings.
PHOTO: Tanglin will be branded a mixed-use neighbourhood with arts and artisanal choices, with the conserved Tudor Court, for example, housing more arts and cultural offerings.
Picture posted by Yuni on 09 May 2014 - Representation picture (Picnic at Singapore Botanic Garden)

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Somerset will strengthen its positioning as a youth hub with new lifestyle options and the possible transformation of the Grange Road open-air carpark into a dedicated events space, the agencies said.

To "bring back the Orchard", NParks is also looking to plant more trees and shrubs along Orchard Road, starting next year, with a different colour palette for each sub-precinct.



Somerset will strengthen its positioning as a youth hub with new lifestyle options and the possible transformation of the Grange Road open-air carpark into a dedicated events space, the agencies said.
PHOTO: Somerset will strengthen its positioning as a youth hub with new lifestyle options and the possible transformation of the Grange Road open-air carpark into a dedicated events space, the agencies said.
ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Picture posted by Zhaki Abdullah and Tiffany Fumiko Tay, The Straits TImes on 14 April 2017 at 5:00 am SGT - Great cities have great streets, and many of them are pedestrianised

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https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/orchard-revamp-a-step-in-the-right-direction-say-experts



Experts said that the ideas are a good move, but the real transformation needs to happen inside the street's malls.

A public exhibition on the plans for Orchard Road is being held at Orchard Fountain Corner beside 313@Somerset until Feb 13 to gather feedback. Details will be available until May 31 at https://ura.sg/orchardrd


Orchard revamp a step in the right direction, say experts

To 'bring back the Orchard', NParks is also looking to plant more trees and shrubs along Orchard Road, starting next year, with a different colour palette for each sub-precinct.
To 'bring back the Orchard', NParks is also looking to plant more trees and shrubs along Orchard Road, starting next year, with a different colour palette for each sub-precinct.
PHOTO: To "bring back the Orchard", NParks is also looking to plant more trees and shrubs along Orchard Road, starting next year, with a different colour palette for each sub-precinct.
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By Tiffany Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, 31 January 2019 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Tiffany Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, Plans in place to revamp Orchard Road, posted on 31 January 2019 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/plans-place-revamp-orchard-road


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