From The Straits Times Archives
A modern new look for Bidadari
Published on Sep 1, 2014 2:11 PM
An area in the central region of Singapore with an eerie past is set to be transformed into a modern housing estate with unusual features.
Singapore's first underground air-conditioned bus interchange will emerge just below Housing Board flats, The Straits Times reported in an article on Monday.
The bus interchange next to Woodleigh MRT station will be ready by 2019.
It will be part of an integrated transport, commercial and residential project that will form the estate's town centre. Besides the interchange, the project will also have a foodcourt and 360 flats.
Other plans to modernise Bidadari have been announced in the past couple of years for the area that was once Singapore's largest grave site. These include an underground service reservoir, a 10ha park and a lake within the park.
Here are some articles from The Straits Times Archives for plans for the area, a look at the area as it is now through a specially modified infrared digital single-lens reflex camera and what Singaporeans feel about living above someone's final resting place.
Bidadari to house Singapore's first underground service reservoir
Future Bidadari estate to retain its historical heritage, says Heritage Board
The rich history and heritage of Bidadari will be assimilated into the new housing estate to be built there, the National Heritage Board (NHB) announced on Wednesday.
It is the first time that a new estate will include these considerations from the design stage.
The NHB is working with the Housing Board (HDB) on a proposed pedestrianised Heritage Walk to replace the present Upper Aljunied Road.
Residents strolling along the tree-lined boulevard in future will learn through photographs and boards about old landmarks once found in Bidadari, such as the 19th-century Bidadari House once owned by a Sultan of Johor.
Bidadari to retain its greenery
Singaporeans unfazed by Bidadari's cemetery past for planned HDB estate