12 May '18, 2pm

Elderly-friendly ‘vertical kampung’ with housing, healthcare facilities opens in Woodlands https://t.co/y5T6rInIsA

SINGAPORE: Singapore's first public integrated development to be extensively designed with elderly-friendly features was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (May 12). The 11-storey Kampung Admiralty, located next to Admiralty MRT station, houses about 100 flats for seniors, along with healthcare, wellness and commercial facilities like a supermarket and hawker centre, all under one roof. Advertisement The pilot project, which was conceptualised by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) more than four years ago, aims to encourage active living among seniors, as well as inter-generational bonding. There are also childcare centres within the development. Mr Lee said HDB had come up with the idea against the backdrop of an ageing population. "We wanted people to lead active and meaningful lives. And HDB looked for new ideas to develop new designs t...

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