Ang Mo Kio to get Garden Loop

Saturday (Sep 23) marked a thrilling announcement of several projects aimed at revitalizing the housing estate of Ang Mo Kio. Among these exciting plans is a fresh recreational trail, providing residents with an effortless passage from the town centre to various gardens and parks.

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) also unveiled plans for additional sheltered areas in the town centre, an increase in cycling routes and accessible ramps for seniors – all set to be implemented over the next few years as part of their Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme. This initiative, originally introduced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2007, selected Ang Mo Kio along with Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang and Queenstown as part of its fourth rejuvenation batch in 2020. To date, a total of 13 towns and estates have been chosen for this transformative programme.

The HDB press release revealed that a new Garden Loop trail will serve as a connector between both town gardens of Ang Mo Kio and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to the town centre. With pocket parks and fitness corners along its path, it offers residents plenty of space for walking, running or cycling without interruption. Furthermore, NParks has exciting plans to upgrade Ang Mo Kio Garden West with additions such as a therapeutic garden, a Nature Play garden for children, and a lily pond nestled at the hill’s base – complete with restful areas.

Adding to these developments is the design of a new linear park along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 that will link the town with neighbouring Bishan. Starting from Yio Chu Kang MRT station (and with Lentor area being part of this loop) to Bishan Road, it will be accompanied by an expansive network of nature.

Get ready for a transformation, Ang Mo Kio residents! The housing board is not just revamping your living spaces but also aiming to make your neighbourhood more accessible. Imagine a smoother and more efficient walk-cycle-ride (WCR) experience, all thanks to the forthcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) and the North-South Corridor along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

Exciting times ahead as the completion of CRL will introduce both a fresh Ang Mo Kio interchange and an underground Teck Ghee Station. This means better access and reduced travel time to other areas of Singapore. The first phase of the CRL, featuring 12 stations including Teck Ghee, is set to be finished by 2030.

But that’s not all! The North South Corridor project is also on its way, comprising nearly 9km of viaducts and about 12km of underground road tunnels, connecting the northern region of Singapore directly to the city centre. This will also bring much benefits to Lentoria due to the closeness of Lentoria to NSC.

With most vehicular traffic being rerouted to these new viaducts and tunnels, guess what happens to surface streets along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6?

They get a green makeover! We’re talking bus lanes, cycling trunk routes, pedestrian paths plus loads more communal and green spaces. It’s going to be amazing!

So gear up for these exciting changes coming your way!

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