Kampung Admiralty is on Track

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Two years ago, I unveiled the plans for Kampung Admiralty, next to Admiralty MRT Station. It is an integrated development, a one-stop hub to meet the community’s diverse needs.

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At the groundbreaking ceremony 2 years ago [Credit: MND]

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First-of-its-kind integrated development @ Kampung Admiralty

Besides two blocks of housing for the elderly, this 11-storey modern Kampung will have a myriad of amenities and facilities: a medical centre, eldercare and childcare centres, retail shops, a hawker centre and a Community Park, all under one roof. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

 

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Laying a strong foundation for Kampung Admiralty

To support a car-lite Singapore, the development will have an underground mechanical bicycle parking system, a first in Singapore. The system can store and retrieve up to 500 bicycles. It provides a convenient and secure facility for cyclists to park their bicycles. And it optimises land use.

 

 

 

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Work in progress at the 7th storey

The project is taking shape. The foundation and basement have been completed: the achievements of 100 site personnel who put in a total of about 350,000 man-hours. They laid a firm foundation for Kampung Admiralty.

We have progressed onto the next phase of construction: with focus on completing the main building structure.

 

 

Community Plaza for activities

Community Plaza for activities

By September, the main building structure will be completed for our topping out ceremony. The remaining works will cover mechanical and electrical installations, landscaping and façade painting, which will be done progressively thereafter, for full completion next year.

 

 

I thank the team of engineers, site supervisors and workers who are working hard to realise our modern kampung. We have much to look forward to as we draw nearer to its completion in a year’s time!

Going from Good to Great

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I read the PTC’s Advisory Report and fully support their focus on commuters.

We exist because of the commuters. Fulfilling their needs is our mission. Not all wishes that were expressed to PTC can be fulfilled because what one person wants may contradict with another person’s aspiration. But we should do our best to reach a fair compromise. I also support PTC’s strategy to look to other cities for inspiration and learning points. Our problems are common and we should learn from each other.

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Receiving PTC’s inaugural Advisory Report

I read commuters’ strong feedback on making our buses and trains more senior-friendly, child-friendly and more inclusive. Our population is ageing and we need to up our birth rate. We must make our city the best place to bring up children and for our seniors. From a transport perspective, this means we will continue instilling a philosophy of making sure our seniors and disabled are able to use the transport network with confidence, while at the same time we embrace the needs of young families in their daily journeys. This philosophy starts from the beginning of a rail line or bus service with our transport planners and designers, and will be ingrained all the way through to our staff on the ground, delivering efficient, reliable service with a smile. As the PTC puts it, it is the small things which make a difference between a good transport system and a great transport experience. We have a good public transport system, but our job is to make the journey great too.

LTA will study PTC’s Report and strive to put into practice the many useful recommendations contained in it.