Exciting news was revealed over the last weekend of April recently regarding the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) program that was launched a decade ago by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Housing and Development Board released a press statement announcing that they will be launching 2,000 new HDB flats and a project to completely revamp the Pasir Ris town center.
BRAND NEW HDB FLATS
Construction on the 2,000 new HDB flats will begin within the next three to five years and it will be located next to the Pasir Ris Park. In addition to numerous facilities that are to be built in these housing developments, there will also be cycling and pedestrian paths on what will be known as a Central Greenway that will allow for a direct connection between the Pasir Ris Town Centre and Pasir Ris Park.
TRANFORMATION OF PASIR RIS TOWN CENTRE
There are also plans to give Pasir Ris Town Centre a makeover with these exciting additions to transform it into a bustling hub for residents:
- There will be new commercial and residential developments that will see integration with the bus interchange;
- Construction of a heritage garden;
- The addition of a partly sheltered Town plaza to allow residents to organize events.
MORE FUN AT PASIR RIS PARK AND BEACH
Pasir Ris Beach is set to become the new go-to place for families with the addition of more recreational areas and sand play areas. Renovation works on current pavilions and toilets are also in order to offer visitors a more pleasant experience.
IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS
There are a total of 7 neighborhood parks in Pasir Ris which will all see improvements as part of the ROH program. Atlantis Park and Time Park are currently already being upgraded and will reopen at the end of 2017. The other 5 parks – Brontosaur Park, Green Oval Park, Seashell Park, Park Aquaria and an unnamed open space at Loyang will all undergo a revamping with new facilities being built and improved landscaping.
Residents can view the proposals for the Pasir Ris ROH program in a showcase at the Pasir Ris Town Centre. It will end on the 14th of May and residents can offer their opinions on the plans both at the showcase and online at www.hdb.gov.sg/ROH.