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Old September 24th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #121
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Future urban density simulations and the 3 future gardens (to be ready around 2010).

light brown = existing areas
purple = immediate future extension (developments will encircle the bay)
white = long-term extension

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Old September 25th, 2006, 10:13 AM   #122
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Masterplan model for the gardens:

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 08:56 AM   #123
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Looks exciting......
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:07 AM   #124
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yeah but singapore is so small that a "Distance" isn't even that far. the airport is about 12 miles away from the city centeer. 12 miles wont even get you from LA to pasadena.
The entire island of Singapore is the same size as the San Fernando Valley.

Another reason why there probably will not be a supertall in Singapore is that it's in an earthquake-prone area. The faults and volcanoes of Indonesia are not very far away. The Banda Acheh quake of December 2004 caused the skycrapers in Singapore to sway.
The Marina Bay area is a reclamation zone, right? Probably dangerous because of the threat of liquefaction.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:22 AM   #125
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Nah, it's not that bad, I have never felt the shake before. And besides, if Taipei can do it, anything is possible

The problem is actually not Changi Aiport, but Paya Leber airbase(Millitary Airbase), which is much closer.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 01:04 PM   #126
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@Elsongs

If that was indeed the case, then you probably wouldnt see the Petronas supertalls in KL either, nor the supertall proposals of Jakarta.

It is also not unheard of to have supertalls built on reclaimed land.

The main determinant of height in Singapore are aviation restrictions.

There are 5 airports/airbases on this tiny island.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #127
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18 November 2006

An overview of the area. All that green is reclaimed land.

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Great shot! I can see the old concrete wharf beside Conference Hall
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Old November 19th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #129
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Well wat Elsongs said is true in the engineering point of view tho. Taipei 101 is using 2 big giant ball as the damper to the earthquake. But maybe Singapore is not yet ready as the normal concrete grade used is still very low unlike Japan.
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Well wat Elsongs said is true in the engineering point of view tho. Taipei 101 is using 2 big giant ball as the damper to the earthquake. But maybe Singapore is not yet ready as the normal concrete grade used is still very low unlike Japan.
Actually unlike Japan, Singapore is blessed to be not sitting on a fault line. Thats why Japan cannot build supertall although they are so advanced.

As already mentioned, building heights here are determined by aviation requirements for military & civilian aircraft.
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Singapore has drawn up a masterplan to enhance its city centre through lighting. There will be 4 distinct zones:

Get ready to see the city in a new light


22 Nov 06

SINGAPORE may soon get a special glow about it at night.
If all goes according to a plan already on the table, lights will show off Singapore's lush greenery to best advantage after sundown.

Bodies of water will be lit from below the surface, and the undersides of bridges will be festooned with lights.

There's more.

Taking a leaf from the original City of Light - Paris - walkways will be lit subtly to evoke the magic of being out at night, while Central Business District (CBD) streets will be cast in a blue-white glow to cool down this tropical island's ambience.

For those who prefer to be hit between the eyes with light instead of a soft glow, the Bras Basah-Bugis area is the place to be - it has been earmarked as a round-the-clock entertainment zone emblazoned with creative neon signs and advertising panels.

All in, four downtown areas have been identified for light-ups - each to project its own look and feel solely through lighting design.

The four areas identified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) are the Orchard Road belt, the Bras Basah and Bugis area, the CBD and Marina Bay, and the Singapore River.

A Japanese lighting expert has been hired, and he has identified some of Singapore's features which can be enhanced through lights.

The expert, Mr Kaoru Mende of Lighting Planners Associates, is behind the idea to change the CBD's streetlights to bluish-white ones.

He also recommended playing up the Garden City's greenery and its bodies of water, and said the Bras Basah-Bugis area was the best place to show Singapore's cultural vibrancy through lights.

The URA, meanwhile, is reviewing advertisement guidelines for the area to encourage more creative use of signs and media panels.

Proposals aside, one light-up idea has already been confirmed for the Orchard Road strip by year's end.

Traffic at the Orchard and Bideford road junction in front of the Paragon shopping mall will be halted at fixed times nightly, when lights will flash and dance there.

In those precious few minutes, pedestrians will be free to make their way across that junction in any direction they please.

Views from the public on these proposals will also be canvassed. The ideas are showcased in an exhibition at the URA Centre which was opened last night by Minister of State (National Development) Grace Fu.

The exhibition will be open every day, except Sundays, until Feb 28.

URA's acting head of urban design, Ms Yap Lay Bee, said the exhibition aimed to show the public the immense potential of lighting to create a signature skyline.

The URA also hopes to drum up the private sector's interest in the effort, she added.

As an incentive to light up, businesses can apply for government funds that were set up earlier this year.

Those in the Orchard Road area can tap into the $40 million mall-enhancement fund; those in the CBD will have access to $10 million. The URA will also nudge government agencies into lighting up public areas.

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Orchard Road belt

By year's end, lights will flash and dance at fixed times nightly at the Orchard and Bideford road junction in front of the Paragon shopping mall.


Central Business District and Marina Bay

Streets will be cast in a blue-white glow.


Bras Basah and Bugis area

Earmarked as a round-the-clock entertainment zone emblazoned with creative neon signs and advertising panels.


Singapore River

Proposed jelly-fish lights in the river will add more colour and charm to the otherwise quiet stretch opposite Boat Quay.
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For more information on the other zones, visit this site:

http://www.ura.gov.sg/lightingplan/
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The gardens and the new lighting plans for the city look spectacular, and a very welcome change to the city.

However... I just feel like this whole marina bay development makes everything feel a bit claustrophobic. I liked the idea of being able to look out into the straits from suntec city etc, but with these new buildings, there will be a definite 'closing in' of the entire city. Right now it feels open with so much flat reclaimed land sitting out there, once its built upon, it will dramatically change Singapore forever. I wish they had thought of another way, one which keeps the existing CBDs open and not so shut off.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 05:24 AM   #134
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The gardens and the new lighting plans for the city look spectacular, and a very welcome change to the city.

However... I just feel like this whole marina bay development makes everything feel a bit clostrophobic. I liked the idea of being able to look out into the straits from suntec city etc, but with these new buildings, there will be a definite 'closing in' of the entire city. Right now it feels open with so much flat reclaimed land sitting out there, once its built upon, it will dramatically change Singapore forever. I wish they had thought of another way, one which keeps the existing CBDs open and not so shut off.
The layout of buildings in the new downtown is unlikely to create a claustrophobic feel, as urban design requirements will ensure sufficiently wide roads and open plazas, as well as greenery provisions on the ground and encouragement of skygardens in buildings.

The new park is quite substantial, and expansive sea, park and bay views will be a feature of the CBD, not surprisingly, there is likely to be a high demand for residential apartments and hotels in the new downtown:

Lounging on the skypark of Marina Bay Sands



Singapore's skyline will change dramatically, and will utilise the reclaimed land, as growth elsewhere is constrained by the existing port and conservation areas like Chinatown (as seen in this pano by aloyteo):



More so than ever, the new downtown will showcase Singapore as a premier waterfront metropolis of tropical character.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #135
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Marina Bay Financial Centre Apartment reports:

The apartment model in Lianhe Zaobao (12/12/06):


How it looks with the rest of the skyline (also from zaobao 12/12/06):
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Clifford Pier historic site

The historical Clifford Pier will be restored and integrated into a new luxury waterfront hotel.

Sino Land bags Collyer Quay site for $166m

19 Dec 06

FEO's sister firm aims to integrate plot with its One Fullerton site and Fullerton Hotel



A HOTLY contested site at Collyer Quay has been awarded to Hong Kong's Sino Land, the sister company of Singapore property giant Far East Organization (FEO).
Sino Land, controlled by the family of property magnate Ng Teng Fong, turned in the two highest bids out of three shortlisted offers.

Its winning tender, which topped the shortlist at $165.8 million, is anchored by a luxury boutique hotel featuring about 120 rooms with 'full sea views' that will take up almost half the floor area of the landmark plot.

The rest of the site, comprising Clifford Pier and the former Customs Harbour Branch Building, will also be transformed into a 'hip and trendy Fisherman's Wharf', said Sino Land executive director Daryl Ng yesterday.

The project's entire development cost is expected to be about $150 million, he added.

Clinching the Collyer Quay site will enable Sino Land to consolidate its hold over the waterfront area, as the plot is right next to Sino Land's commercial and retail development One Fullerton and is across the road from the group's The Fullerton Hotel.

In fact, the possibility of an integrated waterfront development was what led Sino Land to put in its bullish 60-year tenders for the 2.67ha plot, said Mr Ng.

'Because we already own the waterfront of One Fullerton and The Fullerton Hotel, we believe that with this site we can provide an even better integrated and attractive waterfront,' he told The Straits Times by telephone from Hong Kong.

'We hope to create a holistic approach to our design so that tourists can walk along the water from the Merlion Park all the way past One Fullerton and our Collyer Quay site, then on to the Business and Financial Centre and Marina Bay integrated resort - a whole waterfront walkway that should be very pleasant.'

Sino Land's vision for the site is a 'prestigious world-class landmark' and vibrant tourist destination for Singapore, added Mr Ng.

'We want to turn this into a must-visit destination, so we're trying to create new and innovative waterfront leisure uses for Singaporeans and overseas tourists,' he said.

Some unique features include a floating public plaza and discotheque within the water space near One Fullerton, as well as six floating 'pods' to be used as function rooms, shops or restaurants.

The discotheque will be connected to the adjacent waterfront promenade and deck via an illuminated floating glass walkway and a retractable bridge, while the pods - set to be the first of their kind in the world - will be connected by floating decks.

A maritime gallery showcasing the history of the Collyer Quay area will be set up in the former Customs Harbour Branch Building.

Sino Land also plans to work with the Singapore Tourism Board to use the site for domestic events such as the Singapore Arts Festival, said Mr Ng.

He also threw light on Sino Land's reason for submitting two bids for the site: They were the result of two 'equally good but very different' concepts proposed by two separate architecture firms.

Since Sino Land could not decide which design was better, it turned in both concepts - a prudent move because the Urban Redevelopment Authority had used a two-envelope tender system for the site. Bids were first evaluated based on concept, and only the approved ones would move on to compete on price.

The winning proposal was designed by local firm DP Architects and submitted by Precious Treasure, a Singapore-based unit of Sino Land's The Fullerton Hotel.

Sino Land outbid two other other shortlisted candidates: a $161.8 million submission by Precious Land, another Sino Land unit, and a $108.3 million bid by Hong Kong's Park Hotel Group.

Five other parties tabled tenders, including tycoon Kwek Leng Beng's City Developments and Hong Kong's Carlton group.



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Great Singapore,
Definitely you will take over the role of Taipei, Bangkok and Tokyo in terms of weekend leisure tourism in east asia.

The plans in Marina Bay and the reform in Sentosa are really charmming.
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Masterplan model for the gardens:




Just thought I'd point out that the three fan shaped buildings in that model are huge greenhouses / biomes (think Eden Project for scale perhaps) and are being designed by Wilkinson Eyre, who designed the Gateshead Millenium Bridge. There are some renders of it on their website under "News" for September.
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yes they are indeed lovely and I can't wait to see the actual design. This will be a true tropical city park. The design was chosen after an international competition

New office site coming up at Marina Bay

22 Dec 06

Decision hailed amid space crunch in Grade A office space

(SINGAPORE) A new development site at Marina Bay has been activated - and more sites could be on their way.



In a move that is widely seen as a reaction to the space crunch in the Grade A office sector, the Ministry of National Development yesterday said it would put a site at Shenton Way/Central Boulevard on the confirmed list of the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme for the first half of 2007, potentially activating a whole corridor of new sites at Marina Bay.

And in the light of the tight supply of new Grade A office space, most analysts welcome the move.

DTZ Debenham Tie Leung executive director Ong Choon Fah says she was not surprised that the site - a white site with primarily office space - had been put on the confirmed list and expects more sites in the future. 'You need that momentum to keep (the market) going,' she said.

She did, however, caution that the release of sites there had to be 'measured'. 'The plot ratio there is high, so the quantum of space is also high,' she added.

With the prime office sector buoyant, due primarily to a lack of new supply, there is concern that there may not be sufficient new demand for more prime office space.

Savills Singapore marketing and business development director Ku Swee Yong, however, sees the Marina Bay site sparking a lot of interest from investors and developers, especially because little has been said by the owners about the prospect of Phase Two of the Business Financial Centre.

Savills projects the Shenton Way/Central Boulevard site could go for as much as $1,200 per square foot (psf) per plot ratio (ppr) or over 200 per cent more than the $381 psf ppr for the Business and Financial Centre at Marina Bay in 2005.

Indeed, the burgeoning demand in the office sector appears to have been particularly targeted in the H1 2007 GLS programme with new sites at Shenton Way, Outram Road and Anson Road added.

Whether the geographical spread of these sites was planned to shift focus away from the CBD is hard to say but interest is also expected to be high.

For the Outram Road/Eu Tong Seng site, Savills expects prices to hit $700 psf ppr, while for Tampines Grande at Tampines Regional Centre, prices could be between $500 and $600 psf ppr.

CBRE Research executive director Li Hiaw Ho recalls that there was only one commercial site for office development six months ago. For H1 2007, Mr Li estimates that the three sites on the confirmed list - Beach Road/Middle Road, Shenton Way/Central Boulevard, Tampines Grande - could yield a possible combined gross floor area (GFA) of up to 2.4 million square feet.

The Beach Road/Middle Road site, which includes the former NCO Club, was slated for launch on the confirmed list this month but will now be released in March 2007 as Urban Redevelopment Authority needs more time to work out the details for a two-envelope tender. The impact of all this space coming on stream in the future could, of course, dampen rental rates in areas like Raffles Place.

Chesterton International head of research and consultancy Colin Tan believes that the release of office sites could indicate that planners are concerned about Grade A office rents rising too high. 'The priority appears to be to keep Singapore competitive.'

Mr Tan also notes that demand could be exacerbated by tenants 'hoarding' existing space even though they have leased newer premises because of the fear that office space will simply not be available in the future.

Overall, analysts have reacted positively to the new sites on the GLS programme.

DBS Vickers analyst Wallace Chu lauds the 'variety' in the choice of sites. For instance, Mr Chu highlighted that Tampines Grande recognises that businesses will increasingly want to relocate backroom operations to sub-regional centres to keep operating costs down.

'The government will want to push certain areas but I don't see problems in absorbing these sites,' he added.

Other prime sites that will be targeted by developers include a residential site in the city on Handy Road and a suburban site near Ang Mo Kio MRT Station on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. Savills estimates prices to reach $800 psf ppr and $350 psf ppr respectively.

CBRE's Mr Li said: 'Going by the depleting stock of 99-year leasehold sites that are held by developers, and a gradual shift in buyers' focus to non-prime residential projects, we expect to see more activity in GLS programme in 2007.'


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