The high-speed rail (HSR) project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be sited at Jurong East.
This was announced on May 5 by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after the annual Leaders’ Retreat with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak.
According to the statement, Jurong East was preferred as it, corresponding to the overall plans of Singapore in transforming the area into a second Central Business District in Singapore.
In addition to the statement, Jurong East will be well connected to the rest of Singapore with 3, 4 MRT lines in the long period of time. So you can commute on an MRT line and be anywhere else including Changi Airport for half an hour travel.
Mr Lee stated, the original 2020 timeline for completion of high-speed rail project was impossible, adding that Singapore and Kuala Lumpur countries planned to make an arrangement by year end on when the trains would start operating.
The Prime Ministers added that the initial target may need to be re-assessed considering the complexity and scale of the project.
Information of the high speed rail project have been excitedly anticipated since Mr Najib and Mr Lee agreed in 2013 to construct the rail link, which aims to cut down on travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to just 90 minutes.
Some of the new launch condo that set to benefit from this high speed rail include Lakeville.