HDB Will Launch The First Housing District In Tengah With Farm Features

Covering around 90 hectares, the Plantation District in Tengah by HDB in will be green, smart and revolve around community farming.



BY Janice Seow

24 September, 2018


HDB has unveiled its master plan for Tengah, its twenty-fourth and newest town. Covering a land area of 700 hectares, about the size of Bishan town, it will provide an estimated 42,000 new homes when fully developed.

Five unique housing districts will be developed in Tengah progressively, namely Plantation, Park, Garden, Brickland and Forest Hill. And in keeping with the vision to develop Tengah as a ‘Forest Town’, each of these districts will be designed with community and nature in mind, so that residents can experience quality living with nature and greenery at their doorstep.

Tengah HDB

Plantation will be the first district to be developed. Launching in November 2018, it will cover an area of 90 hectares, approximately the size of Bidadari, and could see about 10,000 new homes when completed.

Plantation district will be green, sustainable and smart, with four key ideas driving its development:

 

1. Cultivate the Plantation Farmway

Bringing about a new lifestyle and community that centres around community farming.

The Plantation Farmway offers opportunities for residents to experience hobby farming and gardening

 

2. Travel Lite

Embracing an active and healthy lifestyle by promoting walking, cycling, and the use of public transport.

The Retail Street adds vibrancy to the adjacent Plantation Farmway, and connects residents seamlessly from their homes to key amenities

 

3. Live with Nature

Creating homes set amidst nature, where greenery and water features intertwine seamlessly with housing, guided by the Biophilic Town Framework.

From the Forest Living Rooms on the ground floor, residents will enjoy views of lush greenery at their doorstep

 

4. Live Smart

Harnessing science and technology to create a more liveable, efficient, sustainable and safe living environment for residents.

The 40m wide and 700m long Plantation Farmway is designed to be the district’s main social-communal spine

 

The first housing parcel in Plantation District is expected to comprise more than 1,500 flats, ranging from 2-room Flexi flats to 3-Gen flats. Interested buyers can apply for these flats in the November 2018 Build-to-Order exercise.

Plans for the Tengah Plantation District is currently being exhibited at HDB Hub, 9am to 8pm daily.

 

Renderings courtesy of HDB

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