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Old February 15th, 2014, 02:50 AM   #81
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Oh okay, thanks. It would still be pretty interesting to see though.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:19 AM   #82
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Bay East is already up if I am not wrong. just cross to the other side via Marina Barrage.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #83
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Bay East is up, and is completely underwhelming as Singapore parks go. I mean even Ang Mo Kio-Bishan Park is more exciting.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #84
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Bay East is up, and is completely underwhelming as Singapore parks go. I mean even Ang Mo Kio-Bishan Park is more exciting.
I thought the current Bay East is only a temporary garden now? I thought they have not started working on the Bay East Garden based on the awarded designer, no?
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Old February 16th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #85
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http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en...st-garden.html

In fact Bay East was the first to be completed in 2011, 8 moths before Bay South.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #86
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Bay East is up, and is completely underwhelming as Singapore parks go. I mean even Ang Mo Kio-Bishan Park is more exciting.
"Developed as an interim garden (for the YOG), future development plans for Bay East Garden will be based on the theme of water."

The winning design is by gustafson porter:

http://www.gustafson-porter.com/bay-...ns-by-the-bay/

"6 SEPTEMBER 2006
Announcement of winning design teams for Gardens by the Bay International Master Plan Competition and official opening of Tanglin Core at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapores Gardens by the Bay project which is set to build three major public gardens on the waterfront has named two design teams as joint winners of an international master plan competition. They are:

Grant Associates, a landscape architecture consultancy based in Bath, England, in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, and Land Design Studios from the United Kingdom (UK); Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd, and Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd from Singapore.
Gustafson Porter, an international landscape design practice based in London, in collaboration with Ove Arup (UK), and Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd.
The competition, organised by Singapores National Parks Board and launched in January this year, drew over 70 entries submitted by 170 firms, of which 21 percent were from Singapore firms, from 24 countries."
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Old February 17th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #87
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I actually like Bay East as it is! Wish they weren't developing it.

Sometimes it's nice just to have a 'quiet' space in Singapore without it trying to wow people.

No doubt the redevelopment will indeed wow us all but ... maybe I'm just getting old!
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Old February 17th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #88
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No wonder GBTB is so expensive. They're building 4 parks +1 (they'll probably need to rebuild part of Bay South for the TSL).
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Brunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay
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On the last day of his three-day state visit, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah made a trip to Gardens by the Bay, where he and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong planted a "Kapur Paji" sapling.

SINGAPORE: Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah started the last day of his three-day state visit with a trip to Gardens by the Bay on Wednesday morning.

He was accompanied by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

During the walk, the two leaders planted a "Kapur Paji" sapling. The plant is endemic to Borneo, and is a gift to the Gardens from the Brunei Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

It is also the first time that Mr Lee and a foreign leader have planted a sapling at the Gardens.

The Sultan also met Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong later on Wednesday morning.

Both reaffirmed the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

Later, the Sultan was taken for a tour around the Singapore LNG Terminal on Jurong Island.

He was accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran.

Meanwhile, Mrs Mary Tan, wife of President Tony Tan Keng Yam, hosted the Sultan's wife, the Raja Isteri, to a visit to the Girl Guides Singapore's Guide House in Bishan.

The Sultan and his wife leave for Brunei on Thursday.

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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:32 PM   #93
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"Developed as an interim garden (for the YOG), future development plans for Bay East Garden will be based on the theme of water."

The winning design is by gustafson porter:

http://www.gustafson-porter.com/bay-...ns-by-the-bay/

"6 SEPTEMBER 2006
Announcement of winning design teams for Gardens by the Bay International Master Plan Competition and official opening of Tanglin Core at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapores Gardens by the Bay project which is set to build three major public gardens on the waterfront has named two design teams as joint winners of an international master plan competition. They are:

Grant Associates, a landscape architecture consultancy based in Bath, England, in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, and Land Design Studios from the United Kingdom (UK); Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd, and Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd from Singapore.
Gustafson Porter, an international landscape design practice based in London, in collaboration with Ove Arup (UK), and Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd.
The competition, organised by Singapores National Parks Board and launched in January this year, drew over 70 entries submitted by 170 firms, of which 21 percent were from Singapore firms, from 24 countries."
Why does the current Bay East looks so different from the rendering above?
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Old May 9th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #94
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Why does the current Bay East looks so different from the rendering above?
It's an interim garden. The current design of the garden is temporary. Might take a few more years before they start on the awarded design.
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Gardens by the Bay, Interlace top Universal Design Mark Award
POSTED: 11 May 2014 19:58


The Universal Design Mark is a voluntary certification that recognises developers and architects who have gone the extra mile in designing for people of all ages and abilities.

SINGAPORE: Thirty-one projects, mostly residential buildings, are awarded the Universal Design Mark this year - up from 26 in 2013.

The Universal Design Mark is a voluntary certification that recognises developers and architects who have gone the extra mile in designing for people of all ages and abilities including the young, the old and persons with disabilities.

The certification is awarded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

This year, the highest honour went to Gardens by the Bay and The Interlace condominium, which received the Platinum ratings.

It looks like an ordinary table with seats.

But after shifting the seats, the table is transformed into a wheelchair-friendly version.

It is one of the universal design features at The Interlace condominium.

Some 10 per cent of the units have been equipped with "ageing-in-place" provisions.

For instance, the entrance to a bathroom in these units is not separated by a step. It is levelled and a metal drain is used keep water out.

The developers, CapitaLand, say they believe the condominium is one of the first such private residential developments in Singapore that offers some units designed to facilitate ageing-in-place.

CapitaLand Singapore's vice-president for design management (residential), Eng Tiang Wah, said: "There is a big portion of people who are actually getting older, especially in Singapore.

"(Families) only have only one child or two children. So it is only natural that we start looking at these (ageing-in-place facilities).

"And people's lives are getting longer. They are beginning to live up to 80, 90 years old.

"We are trying to build homes that last as well, so they can stay and age in place."

CapitaLand Singapore says some of these elderly-friendly features will be incorporated in its upcoming projects such as the D'Leedon condominium, which is expected to be completed later this year.

Other additions will include panic buttons and space provisions for grab bars.

Another project awarded the BCA Platinum Mark is the Gardens by the Bay.

Opened in 2012, the attraction occupies 101 hectares.

But not a single block of steps can be found on its walkways.

The walkways at the Flower Dome are sloped so gently - at an angle of 2.3 degrees - that its architects say visitors - young and old - do not need to hold onto hand rails as they tour the attraction.

In comparison, ramps at the entrances of shopping centres and MRT stations are twice as steep.

Before the Flower Dome was opened to the public, a user trial was conducted to engage visitors, including persons with disabilities, to solicit feedback on the features.

To serve users of all ages, the attraction currently has a 1-hectare children's garden.

And there are plans to have an area dedicated to seniors.

If successful, it will be the first garden in the world to be dedicated to seniors.

The management says the garden is still in the conceptualisation stage but the public can expect it to incorporate features for "recreation and therapy" and be a "community gathering space for the elderly".

Gardens by the Bay says it has welcomed over 9 million visitors since opening, with senior citizens making up about 10% of their visitorship.

BCA's director for building plan & management group, Chin Chi Leong, said: "UD (Universal Design) is increasingly becoming an important cornerstone of design, because of the changing demographics in Singapore.

"We are an aging society. We are (also) trying to build an inclusive society and to do that, you really need to build an inclusive built environment, which means our spaces and facilities will cater to people of all abilities,
whether they are on a wheelchair, the elderly, the young, mothers with children or pregnant women, for instance.

"So we are trying to promote this through the Universal Design Mark where we accord recognition to projects that have gone over and beyond the basic requirement."

Representatives from the 31 projects will receive their awards on 22 May.

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Wonder if anyone picked up this:

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/prem...rtage-20140529

BUSINESS TIMES - PUBLISHED MAY 29, 2014
Over $2b projects shelved to ease labour shortage
HDB homes, rail network, other urgent developments not affected
BYCHUANG PECK MING
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BT 20140529 PMLEE29 1109701
Mr Lee: Deferring the projects will save Singapore 20,000 or 30,000 foreign workers; the government is also keeping a close watch on foreign PMEs.
[SINGAPORE] More than $2 billion worth of government projects will be shelved to help ease the shortage of construction workers as the government continues to tighten the inflow of foreign workers.

Disclosing this in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described these projects - which include the extensions to Gardens by the Bay and a new Science Centre - as "less urgent".

"When it comes to HDB houses and trains, projects which are urgent, we're going full speed ahead," he said during the debate on the President's Address.

Deferring the projects will save Singapore 20,000 or 30,000 foreign workers, he said.

Mr Lee said imposing higher levies and smaller quotas have helped the government to manage the number of workers needed to do the jobs; it also helps if the government reviews projects in the pipeline.

"They are a significant part of the construction business - and we asked ourselves which government projects need to be built, which can be deferred," Mr Lee said.

While public housing and railways are needed quickly to meet demand, he said other projects "can wait one or two years, we can study them a bit more, or we can phase them out".

This way "we can spread out the demand for construction workers and then we will be able to manage the total number of construction workers in Singapore", Mr Lee added.

Tightening the tap on foreign-worker inflow is part of the government's move to restructure the economy and bump up productivity.

The numbers coming in have slowed to almost half since 2011. Excluding construction, the pace of foreign-worker inflow is a quarter of the level three years ago.

Mr Lee said this has hurt companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises which are in need of workers. Many are struggling and some have moved operations to Malaysia.

"If we squeeze them too hard, they may not survive - and that will mean that many jobs will be at risk."

Apart from foreign construction workers, the government is keeping a close watch on foreign professionals, managers and executives (PMEs).

"The issue is less about numbers, because the numbers are not huge, but about the quality of foreign PMEs and also about fair treatment for Singaporean PMEs," Mr Lee said.

The government has been managing both the size and profile of foreign PMEs, raising the requirements for Employment Passes and S-Passes for these workers.

In his 90-minute speech, Mr Lee noted the steady progress the government has made over the past three years in providing affordable public housing and expanding public transport services.

"The situation is under control," he said, referring to the housing issue. There will also be "significant improvements" in public transport from next year as more new trains come in.

The speech focused on how the government aims to achieve its vision of a "fair and inclusive society, where every citizen has a rightful place and the opportunity to fulfil his or her aspirations".

Mr Lee's answer: sharing the fruits of progress and boosting social safety nets; keeping pathways upwards open to all; firing up the human spirit; and getting Singapore politics right.

He said the government will go even further and break new ground in social policies, especially in healthcare and retirement adequacy.

This will ensure a good education for all in schools, provide them continuing education after school and maintain an ethos of openness and informality in society, he added.

Firing up the human spirit, Mr Lee said, is important to keep the economy humming. To get its politics right, he said, Singapore must "maintain constructive politics that puts our nation and our people first".

By constructive politics, Mr Lee meant developing effective policies for Singaporeans; putting forward good people to lead; having a robust and open debate; keeping high standards of integrity; and rallying people together around a common cause.
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Well, I heard it on CNA yesterday. Not surprising really. I guess the priority for now is for HDB and LTA projects.
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Which undevelopped part of the Garden by the Bay is the PM referring to?
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Which undevelopped part of the Garden by the Bay is the PM referring to?
He did not really say whether it is Bay East or Central. Probably Bay East.
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