A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Saturday for Singapore’s first ever “modern kampong”, which is expected to be completed by 2017.
According to media reports, Kampung Admiralty – an integrated project in Woodlands – will be zoned into three tiers. The upper level will have about 100 studio apartments that will serve as retirement homes for seniors, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan who officiated the event.
“We are determined to help make families who want to stay together achieve their aspiration and the studio apartments upstairs, when completed, will be able to fulfil this mission.”
“So in a way, this project is our version of what people have been talking about — retirement village. This will be HDB’s retirement kampung. We think it will be successful; we can then replicate it in other parts of the HDB towns,” he added.
Equipped with induction stoves and a retractable clothes drying system, these 30-year leasehold units will go on sale this July as part of HDB’s Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise in Woodlands. But priority will be given to elderly residents in Woodlands, or seniors with married children living there.
Although prices are yet to be announced, studio apartments at recent launches have ranged from $83,000 to $125,000.
Aside from a community park and childcare centre, the top-tier will also come with eldercare facilities that can cater to around 100 seniors per day.
As for the bottom-tier, it will comprise retail shops and a community plaza, while the mid-level will have a hawker centre with 50 stalls and about 900 seats. The modern village will also feature a two-level medical centre.
Credits: Property Guru