Reclaimed ‘Long Island’ off East Coast could be about twice the size of Marina Bay: Desmond Lee

The suggested Long Island will certainly integrate coastal safety steps with future reclamation plans for the location, in view of the continued effect of climate difference that includes rising water level. “Mean sea levels around Singapore are predicted to increase by as much as 1m by the end of this century. When high water coincide with storm surges, water level could increase by as much as 4 to 5m above mean sea level. This is a really considerable problem, because around one-third of our island is beneath 5m above mean sea level, and in danger of being flooded by the sea,” Minister Lee details.

He proceeds: “The possibilities of developing a 2nd Sentosa are poor as the state intends to create an inclusive community allowing everybody availability to great properties and not just for the rich.” He also checks out that the program will certainly trigger further investment right into transport connectivity, with the potential for an MRT or LRT extension to branch off from the Thomson-East Coast Line to Long Island.

Speaking at a residency improvement activity at East Coast Park held on Nov 28, Minister Lee indicates that the property would develop prospects for future generations of Singapore. “They can build homes, generate jobs, develop support services and facilities that they need, and include around 20 km of new seaside and reservoir parks, stretching from the current East Coast Park,” he adds.

” It is highly likely that the allocation for common housing will certainly be greater than private housing on Long Island,” Huttons’ Lee says, adding that the HDB apartments will very likely be introduced either under the Prime or Plus model.

Lee Sze Teck, senior supervisor of data analytics at Huttons Asia, estimates that at 800ha, Long Island would be quite similar in size to the Kallang-Whampoa estate and might possibly place in between 30,000 and 60,000 all new homes with a great mix of commercial, leisure and eco-friendly components.

The principle of Long Island would certainly “plan coastal projection seawards”, permitting the occurring East Coast Park to be preserved mostly in its present state, Minister Lee says. It is going to in addition produce a covered waterbody, which will emerge as a freshwater basin with time, adding to Singapore’s supply of water while even being a place the general public can make use of for water events.

Regardless, the future developments on Long Island will likely help present private developments along the East Coast, most of which are freehold, Huttons’ Lee completes. “It might also boost the possibility for en-bloc in the future.”

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Technical research studies will be accomplished to analyze the feasibility of the program, with the researches anticipated to take about five years. At the same time, residents and stakeholders will be engaged to offer responses and strategies on the plan. Given the scale of the development, complete preparation and implementation of Long Island “is going to take years”, Minister Lee says.

Around 800ha throughout 3 regions of land could possibly be reclaimed off East Coast Park in near future years, giving location for brand-new homes and services. Referred To As “Long Island”, the land would be approximately two times the size of Marina Bay, states Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration.

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