Former Tang Dynasty City Site

A new residential complex in Jurong East, next to Jurong Lake Gardens, along Yung Ho Walk has preliminary plans. A 4.8ha residential property next to Yuan Ching Road has a gross plot ratio (GPR) of 4.6 according to a proposed revision to the 2019 Master Plan.

There was earlier thorough planning for this site’s future potential. Though a planned GPR for this 4.8-hectare property has not been made public, it is next to another residential area of around 5.2-hectares.

Once upon a time, Tang Dynasty City was housed in these locations. Built as a $70 million project, the now-defunct park was styled after Chang’an, the capital of China during the Tang dynasty. It closed in 1999. 2008 saw its demolition and the clearing of the area.

Both residential plots are now bounded to the south by the Ayer Rajah Motorway (AYE) and to the north by a portion of Jurong Lake Gardens. The biggest commercial zone outside the city core, Jurong Lake zone, includes this future residential neighbourhood.

The suggested modification of the Yung Ho Walk site, claims URA, would meet the demand for housing and let future occupants to take use of the facilities and surrounding flora. Though the possible intensity of this residential site has been suggested, real development parameters like building height will rely on technical needs and urban design.

Jurong Lake District (JLD) development is under underway, and in March a bidding for a 6.5-hectare master developer site next to the current Jurong East MRT Interchange was ended. A five-member group including City Developments (CDL), Frasers Property, CapitaLand Development, Mitsubishi Estate, and Mitsui-Fudosan filed two proposals.

Three new private residential developments have also been launched by the JLD: the 440-unit Sora on Yuan Ching Road, the 306-unit The Lakegarden Residences, and the 368-unit J’den on Jurong East Central 1.