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. In June of this year, URA unveiled its key Central Area strategies. If the region wants to become a viable 24/7 lifestyle destination, more residential districts must be built. It has set its sights on three locations: the urban area of Marina South, the waterfront homes along Rochor Canal, and the hillside communities of York Hill and Pearl’s Hill.
By “improving existing green and blue places” such Fort Canning Park, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore River, Marina Bay, Botanic Gardens, and Pearl’s Hill City Park, connecting the parks and open spaces is another important initiative. The goal of URA is to transform Orchard Road into “a beautiful green corridor” that connects Fort Canning Park and the Botanic Gardens. In order to encourage more people to travel without a car, URA also seeks to promote active mobility by building bicycle lanes that connect MRT stations. Celebrating Singapore’s arts, culture, and legacy in places like Bras Basah, Bugis, Little India, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam is another reason.
In her presentation on August 6, Elizabeth Choong, a property research analyst for EdgeProp Singapore, predicted that Outram will benefit from URA’s main strategies due to its location. The first webinar in this month’s EdgeProp Singapore NDP Master Plan Master Class series was held. The Central Region of Singapore includes the 136.2ha-area Outram. This is bigger than Gardens by the Bay (101ha), but smaller than Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (163ha). Its boundaries are formed by Tanjong Pagar, Cantonment Road, and Outram Road.
At the Pearl’s Hill City Park, work is now being done to provide a new playground and gathering places for people. This is a part of the government’s strategy to create more “green and blue spaces” in the built environment as part of its goal to make Singapore a “City in Nature.” People will be able to walk “from hill to hill” in the future by using the Singapore River to connect Fort Canning Park and Pearl’s Hill City Park.
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