New Development in Ang Mo Kio Benefits Lentor

Ang Mo Kio New Developments will benefit Lentor

As part of the ongoing rejuvenation plans for the housing estate, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) announced several new projects on Saturday (Sep 23) to enhance Ang Mo Kio. One of these is a recreational trail that will provide residents with a smooth passage from the town centre to various gardens and parks. The HDB also revealed plans for additional sheltered areas in town, expanded cycling routes, and accessible ramps for senior citizens. These enhancements are part of HDB’s Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme, which was first introduced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2007.

In 2020, Ang Mo Kio was chosen alongside Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang and Queenstown as part of the fourth group of towns to receive updates under this programme. To date, a total of 13 towns and estates have been selected for rejuvenation.

The HDB press release detailed that a new Garden Loop trail will be created to link both town gardens in Ang Mo Kio and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with the town centre. This will include pocket parks and fitness corners to offer residents places where they can walk, run or cycle without interruption.

Furthermore, NParks has plans to upgrade Ang Mo Kio Garden West by introducing a therapeutic garden, a Nature Play garden for children and a lily pond at the base of the hill with accompanying resting areas.

A new linear park is also being designed along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 which will connect the town with neighbouring Bishan. This parkway will stretch from Yio Chu Kang MRT station all the way to Bishan Road and it will be augmented by an extensive network of nature trails. Lentor area will also be connected to this network of trails.

The housing board is not only focusing on enhancement projects but also on enhancing the connectivity of Ang Mo Kio. They are aiming to augment the walk-cycle-ride (WCR) experience for residents with the introduction of the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) and North-South Corridor along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

The completion of CRL will offer dual benefits to residents – they will have access to both, a new interchange at Ang Mo Kio and an underground station at Teck Ghee, significantly reducing travel time to other regions of Singapore. The first phase of CRL, inclusive of 12 stations like Teck Ghee, is slated for completion by 2030.

The North South Corridor project entails nearly 9km of viaducts and approximately 12km of underground tunnels, creating a link between Singapore’s northern region and the city centre. Diverting more vehicular traffic onto the NSC viaduct and tunnel will free up surface streets along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 for greener connectivity initiatives such as bus lanes, cycling trunk routes, pedestrian paths as well as additional communal and green spaces, according to HDB. This is similar to Lentor area being served by NSC.


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