Residents who are moving into the future Bidadari estate will have a lush green sanctuary to enjoy from their doorsteps, as plans for the Bidadari Park were revealed.
Bidadari Park to be a green sanctuary for local floral and fauna
Teams from the Housing Board (HDB), National Parks Board, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and National Heritage Board are working hard to bring more nature to the city via the new 10-hectare Bidadari Park.
They have taken 3 years to analyse the natural flora and fauna of the area and will keep as much of Bidadari’s natural woodlands as possible.
The park will feature rolling hills, boardwalks through marshland and even a rain tree island in the middle of the lake.
It will take up 10% of the Bidadari estate and weave between the 10,000 HDB flats, really connecting nature to the residents. Trees and trails will be placed at positions least obtrusive to the existing biodiversity of the area.
Living with nature for new Bidadari residents
Birdwatchers and nature photographers will also be delighted to know that the planning teams have engaged with nature groups to retain “bird studios”, or areas where birds are frequently sighted in a smaller adjacent 1-hectare park named Hillock Park.
The 2 parks will be linked by an eco-link bridge shared by park users and wildlife alike. Small animals will be able to traverse the parks via the 19-metre width of the bridge. A century-old Tembusu tree will also be retained, as well as more than 350 trees. There will be more than 150 species of trees in the park, including some endangered ones, some of which will be transplanted from other areas.
Besides HDB flats, residents of existing and new condominiums in and around the new Bidadari estate will also get to enjoy the infusion of nature.
Private non-landed residential projects around include Woodleigh Residences, The Gazania and The Lilium.
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