High demand driven mainly by estate's prime location

The rooftop garden on the fourth floor above the multi-storey carpark at Alkaff Vista at the new Bidadari estate.
The rooftop garden on the fourth floor above the multi-storey carpark at Alkaff Vista at the new Bidadari estate.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Opened in 1908, Bidadari - meaning "angel" or "fairy" in Malay - served as a burial ground for Muslims, Hindus, Sinhalese and Christians. Burials ended there in 1972 and exhumations took place between 2001 and 2006 to make way for the housing estate.

But its past life as a graveyard has not deterred Singaporeans from applying for flats in the estate.

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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 'High demand driven mainly by estate's prime location'. Subscribe