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Old May 15th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #41
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We have tons of land, why are they reclaiming so much? I know most of the vacant plots are plannned for something, but isn't it going alittle too far for 'standby' land?
Strange comments?

Maybe, this is an example of different perspective.

In the recent General Election, people are screaming about congestions, overcrowdedness, high cost of housing, etc.

Is a 5 mil population too small or too big for Singapore?

Is 700sq km too big or small to support the population we desire?

What kind of investments or who are the talents Singapore is trying to attract? What would be their alternatives or who are Singapore competitors?

What is the optimal size for viability, sustainability and growth?

Singapore's GDP in 2011 just matched that of M'sia for the first time ever in 2010. But, M'sia has a population of about 28mil.

In a report recently, it stated that Asia's growth will be led by 7 countries, including China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, M'sia.....etc. Singapore is not one of them. Is this because we are small? Will does this mean to our long term competitiveness?

This issue is never just about physical planning. It concerns also economics, geo-politics, etc.

Singapore is a city-state that depends of its relevance to the rest of the world. Solving a problems in Signapore require a outward looking mindset. Need to guard against the symtom of 'katak di bawah tempurung'.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #42
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Wow nice use of Malay peribahasa.

I think there would be a need for some land reclamation. However, there is only so much we can reclaim before it effects our shipping lanes and neighbouring waters.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:58 AM   #43
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When you buy a house or an apartment with sea view, you must first check the latest Concept Plan. The government may have plans to reclaim land from the sea for future development. For example, those houses that are facing Pasir Ris Beach Park now may not have the sea view anymore in 10 to 20 years time. This is clearly indicated in the Concept Plan 2001.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 06:08 PM   #44
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When you buy a house or an apartment with sea view, you must first check the latest Concept Plan. The government may have plans to reclaim land from the sea for future development. For example, those houses that are facing Pasir Ris Beach Park now may not have the sea view anymore in 10 to 20 years time. This is clearly indicated in the Concept Plan 2001.
And if your house is inland, who knows you might have an artificial river coming your way. From normal housing to waterfront housing.

Examples, Punggol Waterway and Sungei Pang Sua Diversion Canal (the giant canal the MRT crosses between Kranji and Yew Tee).
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 04:24 AM   #45
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If Aranho's Long Island Project will be developed in the next 20 years, the apartments East Coast will turn from sea view to river/island view, which is actually better IMO. It's nicer to look at something with a nice foreground instead of only open sea and ships.

The Pang Sua Canal is very interesting, now that you mentioned it, because the railway corridor redevelopment provides the perfect opportunity to integrate both landscape elements - the canal and the "Green Corridor", into a single feature. It can be redeveloped with a "flood plain" design like Bishan Park/Kallang River, and allow for the extension of activities and developments in Choa Chu Kang into this new park. Eg. Extension of Teck Why Pri, Pioneer JC, Yew Tee Pri, and more landscape spaces for Blk 687-692.
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Based on the latest Land Use Plan, the size of Singapore by 2030 will be increased to 766 sq km (vs. 714 sq km currently). This is about 1/8th the size of Shanghai.

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