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Vision and masterplan for Jurong Lake District                   

Spanning 410 hectares, JLD has four main precincts: Jurong Gateway, the existing commercial node around Jurong East MRT station; Lakeside East, a new mixed use precinct around the future Cross-Island Line station and Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) terminus (currently suspended till 31 May 2020); Lakeside West, a complementary leisure and recreational precinct surrounding Jurong Lake Gardens; and the International Business Park, which will be rejuvenated with more mixed uses in the coming years.       

The new district will offer quality office spaces, attractive homes, and ancillary retail and F&B amenities to serve businesses, workers, visitors and the local community. Family-friendly attractions, and recreational, hotel and entertainment uses will also be added to complement the Jurong Lake Gardens. When fully developed, it will provide more than 100,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes2. Plans are also in place to develop JLD as a major transport hub that connects existing and future rail lines, together with a comprehensive intra- and inter-district bus network that will link the district to surrounding estates. By 2030, 4 major rail lines (North-South, East-West Line, and the upcoming Jurong Region Line and Cross-Island Line) will serve Jurong Lake District, improving its connectivity to the rest of the island and bringing jobs closer to homes.

To ensure seamless first and last mile connectivity, an extensive network of park connectors, walking and cycling paths will also be built to make travelling in and out of the district convenient and enjoyable, reducing the reliance on cars.

With over 100 hectares of greenfield land available for development and more than 200 hectares of land dedicated to greenery and waterbody in JLD, the district is also envisaged to be a world-class sustainability district. All new developments in JLD will adopt high sustainability targets and initiatives that would benefit the health and wellbeing of residents, visitors and workers.

For more info on the JLD Masterplan, please refer to www.jld.gov.sg.

A hub for infrastructure development and a world-class sustainability district

The economic positioning of JLD is crucial to its development and ability to attract large MNCs and strategic companies. Several infrastructure and development-related government agencies are already clustered in Jurong Lake District today or are planning to move there in the coming years. Some private sector companies in related sectors have also followed suit by setting up offices in JLD. Private sector companies that have taken up office spaces in the precinct include CPG Corporation (infrastructure, building development & management services); Beca (engineering consultancy), Daimler (automotive) and Great Eastern Life (insurance). Key public sector agencies that are located in Jurong Gateway include JTC Corporation, a public agency responsible for master planning, developing and managing our industrial estates, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Singapore Food Authority (SFA).

To catalyse its development as a cross-border gateway city and differentiate it from the CBD, the focus would be on sectors with links to and / or currently represented in JLD, such as professional services, engineering and architecture, infrastructure and construction and sustainability related businesses including energy, water and environmental services, as well as company HQs & SMEs with business operations in Malaysia. Jurong Lake District will complement the CBD by providing more affordable office spaces for businesses that do not require a prime central location address. Other than setting up offices in the district, businesses may also choose JLD as a testbed site to deploy new technologies and urban solutions that would help local firms build up their capabilities for export.

The entire district is also positioned to set new standards as a sustainability district of world-class ambition. All new developments in JLD will adopt high sustainability targets and initiatives that would benefit the health and wellbeing of residents, visitors and workers.

Synergetic developments in the West

Being located close to the existing International Business Park, and Jurong and Tuas Industrial Estates which have a substantial cluster of more than 3000 companies, JLD is envisaged as a major focal point and gateway into the west region. Over the next two to three decades, significant economic moves such as the consolidation of the city centre terminals at Tuas Port, development of Jurong Innovation District and One-North are expected to further catalyse the transformation of western Singapore and JLD and shape its character.

New tourism development vision

The Tourism Development in JLD is envisaged to be a world-class lifestyle destination anchored by a compelling and differentiated attraction concept(s) that will add to the breadth of existing attractions in Singapore. Together with the Jurong Lake Gardens and the New Science Centre, the Tourism Development will support JLD’s position as a new ‘must visit’ leisure and recreational cluster.

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Desired Outcomes

The Tourism Development will host a compelling mix of offerings consisting of an attraction(s), retail, F&B, entertainment, hotel(s) and open public spaces. It should be a key purpose-of-visit for international visitors and drive repeat visitorship and growth in tourism receipts through higher per-capita spending and visitor nights.

Beyond its direct economic benefits, the development will complement and strengthen JLD’s vision as a vibrant and exciting mixed-use business district that is highly attractive for international visitors and locals to live, work and play in.

It will also reinforce JLD’s identity as Singapore’s model urban district for sustainability and innovation. This will be achieved through capitalising on JLD’s distinctive greenery and waterfront setting, and leveraging the world-class, edutainment experiences offered by the New Science Centre.

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Request For Proposal

Watch this space for more details on STB’s Request for Proposal exercise for the new tourism development. All interested investors, developers, content owners/intellectual property owners around the globe are welcome to participate and share their proposals on new ideas to transform Jurong Lake District and Singapore’s tourism landscape.

Interested parties may write in to JLD@stb.gov.sg for more information.

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Find out more about Jurong Lake District and Jurong Innovation District here:

Jurong Lake District Masterplan: https://youtu.be/mn4CTF9m_nA

Jurong Lake Gardens

https://youtu.be/UNhBKQd5DP8

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/juronglakegardens

Jurong Innovation District

https://youtu.be/BYRNQQSHRtY

https://youtu.be/TerlvTO7G6g

Website: https://www.jtc.gov.sg/industrial-land-and-space/Pages/jurong-innovation-district.aspx