|1. Skate Park
3. Water Wall Court
5. Twin Pagodas
6. Stone Boat
7. Visitor and Education Centre
8. Edible Show Garden
9. Vegetable Factory Restaurant
|10. Landscaped Tunnel
11. Hanging Bonsai Gate
12. Bonsai Garden
13. Garden of Dancing Grass
14. Pagoda and Visitor Centre
15. Nature Rambling Trail
16. Moon Lantern Terrace
18. Water Garden
|19. Vertical Epiphyte Gaarden and Gorge Cafe
20. Floral Show Garden
22. Visitor Centre with F&B and Event Space
23. Event Space
24. Moss and Fern Garden
25. Rainforest Bridge
26. Water Gallery Trail
The much awaited masterplan for Jurong Lake Gardens is finally out! The plan to redevelop the Chinese and Japanese Gardens into Singapore’s third national garden, after the Botanic Gardens and Gardens By the Bay will add much vibrancy and colour to the once shunned and sleepy western part of Singapore.
The Japanese and Chinese Gardens, built in the 70s, used to be a popular outing venue for Singaporean families during weekends. Jaded as they are today, these 2 gardens nevertheless bring back fond memories of simple and inexpensive recreation activities in the 70s and 80s. Dig into old photo albums and chances are you will find Kodak-taken pictures of kids beaming beside parents with bell bottom pants, complete with oversize sunglasses posing in front of the iconic pagoda! And besides being popular with families, remember those couples posing in the most contorted stances for their precious wedding photo shoots?
The time has come to re-dress a piece of heritage that holds much fond memories for many Singaporeans. A time for some near-complete makeover to keep up with modern pace and taste. A time for, perhaps a reinvention.
Targeted to be fully completed by 2020, Jurong Lake Gardens promises a transformation that will wow the world! Work will begin with the western segment, ready by 2018. The eastern and central segments will follow right after that and are expected to be up and running by 2020. In all, waterfront promenade, tropical and aquatic gardens, water sports facilities, food and beverage outlets, a swamp forest trail, fruit and vegetable gardens, a water gallery trail and many nature allures will bring a world-class garden to the heartland!
And much to the delights of many a nostalgic Singaporeans, the signature 7-storey pagoda, the romantic connecting bridge and the bonsai garden will be retained and blended in seamlessly. These pioneers are accorded with proper reverence, standing tall among the new kids on the block!
Commercially, the Jurong Lake Gardens is a part of a larger scale transformation – the Jurong Lake District, which is synonymous with the second CBD of Singapore. Touted as a city within a city, Jurong Lake District, or JLD in short, boasts of a sophisticated integration of residential, commercial, retail, entertainment, leisure, healthcare and tourism components coexisting within this CBD.
So far 3 new condo developments have their footprints firmly planted within JLD. The first new condo launch, J Gateway recorded a one-day sell out in June 2013. Lakeville, the second new launch opened to public the following year, enjoyed consistent take-up rate and is currently left with just a few units! The third new condo launch, Lake Grande dovetailed in mid-2016 and has been experiencing very healthy response till date.
The above 3 new residential developments have created an unprecedented phenomenon within the Singapore condo for sale environment.
If you are keen to consider another new property in the neighbouring district 5, be sure to look out for upcoming new launch The Clement Canopy. This property launch is just across the street to the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus and next to NUS High School of Mathematics and Science and the Nan Hua High School.
Finally, one of the greatest, if not the greatest draw of JLD is the birth of the High Speed Rail at Jurong Country Club that will connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in just 90 minutes!