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A New Dawn in Singapore: The Revitalization of Ang Mo Kio Town

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The ROH Plan: A Visionary Initiative

Ang Mo Kio, a bustling town in Singapore, is set to undergo a significant transformation. The town's residents are on the brink of experiencing a series of rejuvenation projects that promise to enhance their quality of life. These projects form part of the visionary initiative known as the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) plan, launched by the Housing Development Board (HDB). First unveiled in 2007, the ROH programme aims to revitalize housing estates across Singapore to improve residents' quality of life. Ang Mo Kio, along with Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, and Queenstown, was chosen in 2020 as part of the fourth batch of towns to be revitalized under this program. To date, a total of 13 towns and estates have been selected for rejuvenation.

Phase One: Redefining Ang Mo Kio's Town Center

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The town center, the beating heart of Ang Mo Kio, will be upgraded in two phases. The first phase, announced by the Prime Minister in August 2022, involves the renovation of the pedestrian mall, the addition of a sheltered canopy connecting it to the AMK Hub, shaded seating around the pedestrian mall, and more ramps within the town center. This phase is projected to be completed by the second quarter of 2024.

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Phase Two: A New Play Corridor and Community Space

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The second phase of the town center's transformation, slated for completion by 2027, revolves around the creation of a play corridor designed as a mini road circuit to add vibrancy to the town center. Furthermore, the open area next to Broadway Plaza will be transformed into a community space equipped with play elements and intergenerational facilities. New shop spaces will also be developed to complement the existing commercial facilities within the town center.

Connecting Green Spaces: The Garden Loop Trail

A key feature of the rejuvenation plan is the introduction of the Garden Loop trail. This trail will connect both of Ang Mo Kio's town gardens and Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park to the town center. It will be equipped with pocket parks and fitness corners, providing residents with spaces to walk, run, or cycle seamlessly. The aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle among residents while enhancing the town's greenery.

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Enhancing Ang Mo Kio Garden West

As part of the rejuvenation effort, plans are also in place to enhance Ang Mo Kio Garden West. Proposed enhancements include a new therapeutic garden, a Nature Play garden for children, and a lily pond at the foot of the hill. Resting areas will also be provided for residents to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the park.

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Aiming for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Environment

These rejuvenation efforts aim to improve the quality of life for the town's residents and provide a more sustainable and inclusive living environment. The new recreational facilities and enhanced green spaces will promote physical activity and community interaction, contributing to a healthier and more vibrant community. The upgrades will also make the town more accessible to the elderly and persons with disabilities, fostering inclusivity and ensuring that everyone can enjoy the town's amenities.

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A New Era for Ang Mo Kio

The rejuvenation of Ang Mo Kio town is a testament to Singapore's commitment to creating sustainable and inclusive living environments. As the ROH initiative continues to transform towns across the country, residents can look forward to an enhanced quality of life and a more vibrant community. The project, led by the Ang Mo Kio Town Council, exemplifies the city's commitment to developing sustainable and vibrant communities.

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