Bidadari estate: Melding greenery with heritage
LAND AREA: 93ha
PROJECTED NUMBER OF HOMES: 11,000 units
HOUSING MIX: 90 per cent public and 10 per cent private
TIMELINE: First housing parcel in the estate's Alkaff neighbourhood to be launched by 2015
Six distinctive neighbourhoods.
A 10ha green lung, Bidadari Park, in the heart of the estate.
A new lake, inspired by one that had been in the former Alkaff Lake Gardens in Bidadari, will be created in the park.
The stretch of Upper Aljunied Road running through Bidadari will be decommissioned to form part of a Heritage Walk, to commemorate Bidadari's history. A replacement road will be built to the south of the stretch to be decommissioned.
A 20m-wide greenway that traverses the length of the estate, from Bartley Road to Upper Serangoon Road, will allow residents to cycle and walk around more safely.
A town centre, called Market Square, will be located next to Woodleigh MRT station. It will be a mixed-use development with public housing, a bus interchange and community facilities. Next to it will be a commercial and residential development.
Residents of Bidadari estate will also be served by Bartley MRT station.