New HDB flats, an underground air-conditioned bus interchange, a neighbourhood police centre, a community club and a new residential-cum-retail development. So much is in the works for the new township of Bidadari.
Exciting times ahead for new addition to Toa Payoh town
Last year, a joint venture between Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Japanese developer Kajima Development successfully bid for a commercial and residential site under the Government Land Sales programme in the new Bidadari estate.
The winning $1.13 billion bid in June last year for an integrated project. This development will include not only residential and retail units, but also a 6,000 sq m community club and a 2,200 sq m neighbourhood police centre.
Drawing from their Japanese background, Kajima Development says that Japanese design concepts will be included in the residential component of The Woodleigh Residences.
Bidadari on its way to become the “future Bishan”
There are visions of Bidadari being the “next Bishan” as they both have similar histories with their former-cemetery status. The popularity and rise of Bishan is a positive template for what Bidadari can potentially become.
Spanning 93 hectares, the Bidadari state is part of Toa Payoh town. 3 new roads have just partially opened in January this year to service the upcoming developments in the area. The roads are Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent and Woodleigh Link.
Residents of this new estate will also be able to enjoy the views and greenery provided by the Bidadari Park, Alkaff Lake and Bidadari Heritage Walk. New HDB flats in the estate have sold exceedingly well. The township is well on its way to become “a community in a garden”.