Sunday, 15 January 2017

Rail Corridor to close this quarter

Metal bridges and old KTM rail tracks along Upper Bukit Timah Road

Authorities will seal off the area around the old Bukit Timah Station in the first quarter of this year, to lay a 22-km stretch of water pipes to feed the Central Business District.

The section - which stretches from the PIE/Jalan Anak Bukit Flyover to Holland Road - is the last along the Rail Corridor to be closed. Singapore's national water agency PUB said work has already begun near Greenleaf Walk, and the rest of the stretch will be closed progressively.

Authorities will provide a 2m-wide access path from the PIE/Rifle Range Road to Holland Road near Bukit Sedap during the closure, so that the stretch will remain accessible for pedestrians.

Areas will progressively be reopened from the end of 2017. The stretch on which the station sits is scheduled to reopen in the fourth quarter of 2018. The area will later be developed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to cater to workplaces and homes in the vicinity, though some stretches such as that near the Bukit Timah Railway Station "can remain more natural", said a URA spokesperson.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Proposed framework and penalties for cyclists, PMD users and PAB riders

Saying goodbyes to buildings/places along park connector network - updated

Rochor Centre

These colorful blocks of flats are to be demolished soon. Just behind them is the revitalised Rochor Canal.

Another place near to Rochor Canal that will become history from July 10, 2017 is the Sungei Road flea market, or Thieves' market.

Dakota Crescent

These low-rise rental flats along Geylang park connector will be torn down soon. All residents have to clear this place by last day of the year (of course they will be a few who could not do that).

Note: Current channel 8 serial "The Hero" is using the buildings here for its story.


This landmark for youngsters along Singapore River Promenade has already shifted to Clarke Quay but the building is not gone yet.

Jurong Country Club

Jurong Country Club, surrounded by Jurong Lake will close for good on the last day of the year to make way for the high speed train linking Singapore to Malaysia.

Yangtze Cinema and Pearls Centre

The very old Pearls Hill shopping centre and the last famous R-rated cinema Yangtze closed in August to make way for a new MRT line. The building is just behind the Pearls Hill central park, famous for its 3/4 cylindrical Pearl Bank apartments.