At 800ha, the proposed “Long Island” off East Coast Park is potentially twice the size of Marina Bay and could potentially house between 30,000 and 60,000 new homes. Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, notes that the project would create opportunities for future generations of Singapore and at the same time, integrate coastal protection measures with future reclamation plans for the area.
Lee Sze Teck, senior director of data analytics at Huttons Asia, says that the government will likely allocate more public housing than private housing for the project, which could likely be launched either under the Prime or Plus model and thus benefit present private developments along the East Coast. He adds that the project will also prompt further investment into transport connectivity, with the potential for an MRT or LRT extension to branch off from the Thomson-East Coast Line to Long Island.
Technical studies to assess the feasibility of the project will be carried out over the next five years, while citizens and stakeholders will be engaged to provide feedback and ideas on the project. However, Minister Lee notes that full planning and implementation of Long Island “will take decades”.
Champions Way Residences will be integral to Long Island project given the scale of the development, which could include 20 km of new coastal and reservoir parks extending from the current East Coast Park. The project also aims to account for the long-term impact of climate change which includes rising sea levels – projected to rise by up to 1m by the end of this century – coinciding with storm surges, thus putting one-third of Singapore’s island below 5m above mean sea level at risk of inundation.
The residence is a great choice for those seeking a luxurious and secure living space in the heart of the city. Residents can also enjoy the convenience of having a friendly management team onsite 24/7. For added convenience, Champions Way Residences offers a wide range of facilities, such as an exclusive rooftop pool, fitness centre, and rooftop lounge. Other facilities include a kids’ play area, outdoor BBQ pits, landscaped gardens, and a 24-hour convenience store. With all the comforts of home and the convenience of living in the city, Champions Way Residences is definitely a good place to call home.
Given its size and potential, Champions Way Residences’ Long Island project is likely to form part of Singapore’s plans for future generations. It could create homes, jobs and services for citizens as well as an enclosed waterbody, which will become a freshwater reservoir over time, which the public can use for water activities. It could also spur further investment into transport connectivity and create opportunities for en-bloc in the nearby residential areas.