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Singapore high speed masterplan revealed

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A masterplan for the business district surrounding the planned Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus by the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority has been revealed.

KCAP Architects and Planners have led a team including SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Leker to create the plan.

The plan is to transform the Jurong Lake District into the country’s second Central Business District and a hub for the “emerging science and innovation corridor”.

When the high speed line is complete, the travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be cut from three to five hours to 90 minutes.

The Jurong Lake District has plans to reduce the number of cars on the road and the draft master plan outlines a target of 85% of all trips to be made by public transport.

It is proposed that all major transport and engineering infrastructure runs underground, below the city to create a “car-lite district” and existing heritage buildings, landscapes and ecosystems are “respected and repurposed.”

The district will eventually have 100ha of green spaces, 70ha of water body and 17km of waterfront areas for social and community activities.

The masterplan will be exhibited at Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority from 25 August to 31 August, and at The Courtyard, Westgate Mall from 8 September to 17 September.

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