Outram area to benefit from third MRT connection, upgrading of Pearl’s Hill City Park and SGH Campus
Outram area to benefit from third MRT connection, upgrading of Pearl’s Hill City Park and SGH Campus. URA revealed its primary Central Area strategies in June of this year. More residential neighborhoods must be developed if the area is to become a thriving 24/7 lifestyle destination. The three places it has targeted are the hillside enclaves at York Hill and Pearl’s Hill, the waterfront dwellings at Rochor Canal and the urban district at Marina South.
Another significant endeavor is connecting the parks and open spaces by “enhancing existing green and blue places” including Fort Canning Park, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore River, Marina Bay, Botanic Gardens, and Pearl’s Hill City Park. URA wants to turn Orchard Road into “a lovely green corridor” that runs between the Botanic Gardens and Fort Canning Park. By constructing bicycle lanes that connect MRT stations, URA hopes to promote active mobility and persuade more people to travel without a car. Another justification is to celebrate Singapore’s heritage, arts, and culture in areas like Bras Basah, Bugis, Little India, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam.
Given its position, Outram will profit from URA’s primary strategies, said Elizabeth Choong, EdgeProp Singapore’s property research analyst in her presentation on August 6. This month’s EdgeProp Singapore NDP Master Plan Master Class webinar series kicked off with the inaugural session. Outram, which is a part of Singapore’s Central Region, has a 136.2ha area. This is smaller than Bukit Timah Nature Reserve but larger than Gardens by the Bay (101ha) (163ha). Tanjong Pagar, Cantonment Road, and Outram Road form its perimeter.
Work is currently being done to construct a new playground and public gathering spaces in Pearl’s Hill City Park. This is a component of the government’s plan to build more “green and blue spaces” in order to achieve Singapore’s vision of becoming a “City in Nature.” In the future, Fort Canning Park and Pearl’s Hill City Park will be connected by the Singapore River, allowing people to stroll “from hill to hill.”
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