Bidadari to have flood prevention lake

An artist's impression of Alkaff Lake in Bidadari estate. In dry weather, its grassy banks will make a perfect communal space for residents of the area. But the artificial lake will be designed as more than just a pretty spot to hang out at. It is al
An artist's impression of Alkaff Lake in Bidadari estate. In dry weather, its grassy banks will make a perfect communal space for residents of the area. But the artificial lake will be designed as more than just a pretty spot to hang out at. It is also meant to be a key feature of the housing estate's drainage system. PHOTO: PUB

To be ready next year, the $25m Alkaff Lake will slow down storm water run-off

The upcoming Bidadari housing estate will have an artificial lake that doubles as a flood control feature - the first of its kind in Singapore.

Alkaff Lake, about the size of two football fields and able to hold 30 million litres of water (about 12 Olympic-size pools), is estimated to cost around $25 million and to be ready next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2020, with the headline 'Bidadari to have flood prevention lake'. Print Edition | Subscribe