The New Sentosa? This Singaporean Island is Now Primed to Be its Next Lifestyle Destination

The New Sentosa? This Singaporean Island is Now Primed to Be its Next Lifestyle Destination

Pulau Brani, now home to a port terminal, will eventually house lifestyle and tourist attractions similar to Singapore's island of Sentosa.
Greater Southern Waterfront's New Plans

Image credit: Sentosa Development Corporation

So you’ve marveled at Singapore’s new gleaming Jewel Changi, frolicked amidst the kaleidoscope of flora that is Gardens by the Bay. But as it turns out, there’s still plenty to get excited about in the garden city in the next few years.

Singapore will be developing its southern coastline – now rebranded the Greater Southern Waterfront – into a new lifestyle destination. This 30-kilometre stretch, starting from Gardens by the Bay East Area to Pasir Panjang, will feature 9,000 public and private housing units with waterfront promenades and plenty of green and open spaces.

As part of this city rejuvenation plan, the otherwise previously less-talked-about Pulau Brani will eventually also house lifestyle attractions much like its counterpart in Sentosa. These will include an attraction said to be similar to the Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa as well a resort complex called Downtown South, among others.

Also read: “Sentosa Makeover: 4 Key Attractions and Upgrades to Look Out For”

Sentosa’s beach areas will also be revitalised, with its nature and heritage trails expanded. These are just some of the long-term plans the Singaporean government has planned to constantly redevelop and rejuvenate its urban landscapes, in an announcement by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, 18 August.

What You Need to Know About the Greater Southern Waterfront

  • A 30 kilometres of coastline from the Gardens By the Bay East Area to Pasir Panjang will be redeveloped to a new lifestyle destination
  • Occupying 2,000ha of land, it will be 6 times the size of Singapore’s Marina Bay and double the size of its neighbourhood Punggol 
  • Pulau Brani, currently home to a port terminal, will house a new attraction akin similar to Universal Studios Singapore and a resort called Downtown South
  • More office spaces will be introduced to the Greater Southern Waterfront to bring in more jobs. Several multinational companies like Google and Unilever already have offices in the vicinity

Watch this space for more updates on Singapore’s new Greater Southern Waterfront! 

 

 

 

 

 

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