In The Next Decade
The upcoming decade will be very exciting for our neighbours in Jurong. The development of Jurong Lake District, Jurong Innovation District, and Jurong Region Line will refine Jurong into the Jewel of the West. Let us take a brief stroll into the future and experience what Jurong will look like in the next 10 years.
Present: Jurong Lake District - Jurong Gateway
Located around the Jurong East MRT Station, the new plans for the 70ha Jurong Gateway is to develop it into a vibrant commercial hub; the biggest outside the city centre.
The 57 hectare Jurong Gateway is shaping up well with the completion of several projects such as JCube, JEM, Westgate, Big Box, the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, and Genting Hotel Jurong. The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital were also recently opened, offering a range of healthcare services and care processes for the community in the west of Singapore.
2018-2020: JLD Lakeside Precinct - Jurong Lake Gardens
Lakeside will be home to the new Jurong Lake Gardens, which will become Singapore’s national gardens in the heartlands and a people’s garden where spaces are sensitively landscaped and created for families and the community to come together.
The 90-hectare gardens will comprise JLG West, JLG Central and JLG East. JLG West is currently undergoing development, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. JLG Central and JLG East will be completed from 2020 onwards.
Residents staying near Jurong Lake can already enjoy recreation features on the western and northern banks of the lake such as a boardwalk and fishing deck, floating wetlands, as well as a 20-metre-high fountain. More exciting features are being planned around the lake in the near future to further enhance the water body and the water frontage.
2022: Jurong Innovation District - First Phase
Dubbed the "Silicon Valley in Asia", an “industrial park of the future”, the Jurong Innovation District, will be developed, and is touted to be the “future of innovation for enterprise, learning and living”.
Jurong Innovation District, or “JID”, will be a 600ha innovation district covering Nanyang Technological University (NTU), CleanTech Park, and the surrounding areas of Bulim, Bahar and Tengah.
2025: Jurong Region MRT Line
The 20km Jurong Region Line (JRL) will connect the region to the existing rail network for faster travel to the rest of the island. It is expected to be complete by around 2025.
It will serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area. It will connect to main activity nodes in Jurong West, such as Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate, including Jurong Island and the future Jurong Gateway. Commuters in the North will also be able to enter the Jurong region directly via the JRL, without having to interchange at the heavily-used Jurong East interchange.
2026: High Speed Rail
Three years after it was mooted, the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) project was set in motion on July 19, with the signing of a seven-point agreement which, among other things, targets a roll-out date of 2026 for the service.