22 Jan '11, 10am

Jurong Lake area set for major facelift

Jurong Lake area set for major facelift

SINGAPORE: The Jurong Lake District is set for a major transformation to make it attractive to residents and international visitors. The plans include waterfront hotels, parks and playgrounds in Lakeside (comprising 220 hectares of land and 70 hectares of water body) for a world-class leisure destination over the next 10 to 15 years. These plans were announced on Saturday by Mr Lim Boon Heng, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and MP for Jurong GRC. The Jurong Lake District transformation is part of the HDB's S$1b Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) project announced earlier this month that also includes Hougang and East Coast. It will focus on rejuvenating the town centre, improving connectivity and having more choices for outdoor recreation. Residents can look forward to a new mall in 2012 to be called JCube. With about 26,000 square metres of commercial space, the new mal...

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