Seafront shopping, link bridges: Highlights of new HDB projects in Punggol, Tampines and Bidadari

Multi-level green decks in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB 
Multi-level green decks in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB 
Multi-level green decks in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB 
Multi-level green decks in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB 
Green Courtyards in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB
Green Courtyards in Bidadari. -- PHOTO: HDB
Seafront living in Punggol. -- PHOTO: HDB
Seafront living in Punggol. -- PHOTO: HDB
Expansive landscape carparks in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB
Expansive landscape carparks in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB
Community living rooms in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB
Community living rooms in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB
Green Canyon in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB
Green Canyon in Tampines North. -- PHOTO: HDB

SINGAPORE - The Housing Board has revealed details of the first housing projects in the upcoming areas of Tampines North, Bidadari and Punggol Northshore.

The projects will feature green initiatives and smart technology. Punggol Northshore, for instance, will have "intelligent" car parks which can reserve spaces for residents by adjusting the number of lots available to visitors depending on the time of day. Another highlight of the estate is a seafront shopping centre overlooking the Johor Strait.

Build-To-Order projects will be launched next year, with more than 3,000 units in Punggol Northshore and more than 1,000 units in Bidadari. In Tampines North, some 1,500 units will be launched in November this year.

Here is a look at what to expect from the upcoming estates:

Tampines North (to be launched in Nov 2014)

Tampines North

- More than 1,500 units in blocks spanning 14 to 16 storeys (one precinct)

A park with pavilions shaped like sand heaps, inspired by the sand quarries which used to pepper Tampines

- Common areas resembling living rooms with landscaped greenery under every block

- Landscaped decks and roof gardens

- Link bridges between roof gardens and across roads

Punggol Northshore (to be launched in 2015)

Punggol Northshore

- More than 3,000 units in blocks up to 26 storeys (four precincts)

- "Intelligent" car park monitoring systems which reserve lots for residents

- Lighting sensors that can dim lights according to human traffic and save energy

- Roofs that can be installed with solar panels

- Seafront shopping centre facing the Johor Strait

- Two-storey walkway connecting Samudera LRT station to waterfront

- Central green area with dragonfly pond

- Landscaped decks and roof gardens

Bidadari (to be launched in second half of 2015)

Bidadari

- More than 1,000 units in blocks up to 18 storeys (one precinct)

- Link bridges between roof gardens and across roads

- Views of Bidadari Park and man-made Alkaff Lake

- Walkways flanked by greenery and facilities like shops and eating houses

- Landscaped decks and roof gardens