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Jurong's Makeover Unveiled

All you amazing comrades from the rainbow connection! Searching for a home but don’t know where to settle down in our little red dot? Look no further. It's not just the east that is getting a fabulous makeover. The west is also about to undergo a complete transformation, darling! Jurong, an already vibrant district, is poised for a dazzling facelift that promises to redefine its urban landscape and connectivity!



Is the east still going to be the best side for your love nest, or will the west give it a run for its money and sashay away with the crown? Let's deep dive into these plans and find out more!


Jurong Lake District

The area around Jurong East MRT station today comprises HDB estates, condominiums, world-class offices, retail, and institution uses. By 2028, more offices and community uses, the JRL stations, and an integrated transport hub will be built next to Jurong East MRT station.



A new 120-hectare precinct will connect seamlessly to the existing commercial center and MRT station via elevated pedestrian linkages and lushly planted streets. It will have a mix of offices, housing, and amenities in a rainbow-filled, car-lite, and park setting. With more flexibility in zoning, land tenure, and phasing compared to other districts, companies can experiment with new development concepts and innovative ways to integrate live, work, and slay.


As the district grows, an ecosystem of innovation, collaboration, and synergy (championed by hopefully our brainy queer community) within the region will emerge. By 2040 to 2050, Jurong Lake District will have 100,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes, adding to the 1 million residents already in the West Region.



Jurong Region Line (JRL)

The JRL is Singapore's seventh MRT line, serving both existing and future developments in the western part of Singapore with all the flair and fabulousness it deserves. It will significantly improve the connectivity of the region and support the development of the Jurong area, set to be the largest hub outside the Central Business District. Commuters can expect to strut to key activity nodes in Jurong, such as the Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).



The JRL will put 60,000 more households in Jurong within a 10-minute walk from a train station. With three interchange stations bringing more glittery connectivity to the existing rail network, commuters will enjoy more alternative routes of travel, ensuring that the west is the best-dressed destination on the MRT runway.



Potential High-Speed Rail (HSR)

The 350km-long Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, which can travel up to a speed of 350km/h, was first proposed in 2013 and led to a binding agreement inked in Dec 2016 with an aim to have the line operational by 2026. With its proposed terminus located at the old Jurong Country Club, the HSR would allow commuters to travel to KL in a mere 90 minutes!



While this plan was initially discontinued after multiple postponements at Malaysia's request, recently, seven Malaysian and international groups—comprising 31 firms—have submitted their concept proposals for the development of the project, marking another plot-twist in Malaysia's bid to revive the on-off-on initiative.


We certainly hope this would come into fruition soon so travel between Malaysia and Singapore can be made so much more convenient! Hello long-distance relationships!!



So there you have it folks! As these projects unfold in the coming years, Jurong will no longer be its former stuffy industrial self. It is morphing into a tech and business savvy location, ready for a new influx of bright young minds, and you definitely would not want to miss this rainbow party!


Thinking of where to purchase your first home-sweet-home, invest, or retire? Besides upcoming BTOs and existing resale units (both HDB and condominums), there are two new launches (existing and upcoming) which are located in the vicinity of Chinese Garden (Sora, estimate preview in early April) and Jurong East (J'den, only bigger and more spacious units left).


Come talk to me if you've got interest in any of these developments!

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