It is an exciting time for us here at Pasir Panjang, as we witness the beginnings of the Greater Southern Waterfront transformation. From Jan-May 2020, NParks worked closely with community groups and stakeholders to gather design ideas and feedback for the Pasir Panjang Park. Our upcoming park will focus on the natural and cultural history of the area, which many of us hold dear. More on our park in another post here.
The Pasir Panjang Power District (near Labrador Park) is also being redeveloped, with the power station being moved underground, freeing up space for a commercial development to sit atop and turning the area into a lifestyle hub.
In a speech in Jan 2020 , Minister Lawrence Wong provided some useful insight into the overall changes starting to take place.
In the same month, the 10 winning entries of the “Power-Up Pasir Panjang” competition held by the URA and SLA, were exhibited together with other submissions at the URA Centre. Participants showcased their ideas for the rejuvenation of the Power District, and came up with innovative ways to repurpose the old Power Station. The pictures below showcase some of the exciting ideas submitted and we can’t wait to see how these may be adapted.
Photo credits: URA
Meanwhile, as we await the transformation of the Pasir Panjang Power District, why not pay a visit to the newly re-opened Reflections At Bukit Chandu, It is a heritage centre that recounts the Battle of Pasir Panjang, which was one of the fiercest battles fought against the Japanese in Singapore during World War II.