New “Forest Town” Tengah will have Singapore’s first Car-free HDB Town


The newest Housing Board town in Singapore, Tengah, will earmark by its sustainable and rich greenery features, by which its first batch of flats to be launched in 2018.

Announced as a "forest town", Tengah is a 700ha area set be the first new town to be developed after Punggol, which was developed 2 decades ago. It is sited between the existing towns of Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East.

Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development has revealed the masterplan for Tengah at the HDB Awards dinner held last Sept 8.

This forest fringe will operate all over the entire town, with size about same as Bishan.

The new town will include a 5km-long, 100m-wide forest corridor connecting the town to the neighboring green network between the central and western catchment areas.

Surrounded by the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), Kranji Expressway (KJE), Bukit Batok Road and Brickland Road. Today, large part of Tengah area is forest and scrubland, but eventually the area will contain 42,000 new homes: 12,000 private housing units and 30,000 public housing units.

With Singapore's campaign to go car-lite, every Tengah roads will have dedicated cycling and walking paths on both sides. 

Tengah will also feature the first car-free town centre in Singapore, placed in rich parkland and will have traffic moving underneath the town centre.