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Master Plan for the Transformation of Bukit Timah D11

Bukit Timah / Rochor Green Corridor 

Bukit Timah – Rochor Green Corridor[/caption]

Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Walk

The Bukit Timah-Rochor green walk is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include an elevated park. The 11km corridor stretches from the Rail Corridor to the Kallang Riverside Park, and forms part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail and Nature Park Network. Visitors can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4km and stretches from Rail Corridor at Rifle Range Road to Elm Avenue. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near Bukit Timah Railway Station node, and the exisitng pedestrian overhead bridges across the roads, which will act as access points for visitors on both sides of the canal.

Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience along the linear park. Look-Out points and shelters will be located along the sky park to allow visitors to rest and enjoy the view. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing the PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, to connect various places of Interests, as well as natural and urban landscapes, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km. Visitors will have a new attractive route to walk, jog or cycle into the city centre. In addition, together with existing park connectors, it will help to connect up Singapore’s three national gardens : Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay. The Bukit Timah – Rochor Green Corridor will add to Singaore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corrider and Park Connector Network. Altogether, the connectons will provide the public with more recreational options to get to various parts of the island, and more opportunites to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. For the latest updates, please refer to the URA Masterplan website.

The landscaping along the elevated park and the streetscape flanking the park will create the natural setting of a tropical riverine forest in both species and structure. Riverine forests are made up of various riparian habitats, depending on the terrain and altitude. To create the Saraca and Neram riparian habitats, a diverse selection of plant species from the different layers of a forest will be used, including species such as Gapis and Neram trees, which are the dominant species that line the waterways in the natural habitat.

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Bukit Timah Transformation. Rochor Green Walk

Surrounded by greenery and heritage, Bukit Timah is an established housing area that remains a popular choice for residential living with a good mix of housing options. The Downtown Line provides easy access to the area and its uqiue heritage, lifestyle and recreational offerings. Residents can look forward to more commercial and community amenties at Beauty World as well as better access to the expansive network of greenery nearby.

Bukit Timah is planned to be livable and self-sufficient, with easily accessible shops, health care, schools, community facilities and parks. Commercial nodes, industrial estates and business parks within or nearby the town, also help to provide nearer job opportunities for residents. The detailed planning and implementation of plans for Bukit Timah is a joint effort of many government agencies.