Bidadari HDB estate taking shape as residents move in

With 3 MRT stations and a bus interchange coming up, green estate touted as new Bishan

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From green spaces to playgrounds and shops, here is a closer look at Bidadari, Singapore's latest large estate.
All residential blocks in Alkaff Vista are directly connected to a landscaped roof garden which forms a central community space for residents. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Alkaff Vista: A small play area with games such as hopscotch next to the landscaped roof garden in Alkaff Vista. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Alkaff Vista: An outdoor fitness station surrounded by greenery on the ground floor in Alkaff Vista. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
A children’s playground, which includes a small slide and trampoline, in Alkaff Lakeview. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Alkaff Lakeview: A landscaped roof deck, fitted with two playgrounds and a fitness station, sits on top of the three-storey carpark. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Alkaff Lakeview: There are wide paths and ramps for wheelchair access in the garden to promote ageing in place. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Madam Neo Swan Hoi, 63, and her son Kevin Neo, 27, looking out of their sixth-floor unit in Block 115C in Alkaff Lakeview. They have just completed renovations and plan to move in before the Chinese New Year. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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Singapore's latest large estate, Bidadari, is coming to life - offering enviable greenery and connectivity - as the first batch of residents move into their Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flats.

A total of 881 families across two BTO projects - Alkaff Lakeview and Alkaff Vista - have been progressively collecting their keys since last July, and moving in to what HDB envisions to be a "community in a garden".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline Bidadari HDB estate taking shape as residents move in. Subscribe