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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Transforming Singapore into a top educational hub.

Click to enlarge Photos: The ACS International at Commonwealth Crescent:

Massive development are underway to transform Singapore oldest estate The Queenstown Estate into a top educational hub. The sleepy town used to be populated by senior citizens, had came a long way. Lots of efforts were put into rejuvenatING the area and turn it into a modern metropolis. Many younger generations and expats now were attracted to the area and it is bustling. Sheng Siong and koufu near the commonwealth MRT were crowded.



It had been 40 over years since the government first built it.  Now you can see westerners came to stay here, which before that they don't stay in HDB.
With many massive developments around the area presently, can it transform into a modern metropolis? ACS International which offer diplomas programs. And it recently upgraded its stated of art facilities and sport hub to draw more international students. 

With the Integrated Resort and The Biopolis, A-Star around. The supply of manpower from MDIS and ACS international is much needed.



The No One Commonwealth Lane  shopping & Commercial centre, beside the Commonwealth MRT, is build to cater to high tech activities.

Recently I went to the top of the building beside the Commonwealth MRT, to find out more. Wow! the sea and city view were stunning and captivating (see photos) http://henryleongphoto.blogspot.com/ from top of the 40th storey, the recently completed HDB beside the Commonwealth MRT, with a spectacular rooftop garden. With the shift in HDB policy involving more private architects, will the HDB building flat as high as 100 storey one day?, with the Singapore population growing to 6.5 million and with limited space?  More photos from the top of 40th storey: 
http://henryleongphoto.blogspot.com/2009/06/view-from-top-of-40-storey-hdb-beside.html

Those older buildings around the area will soon be demolished and give way to the taller HDB with modern high tech designs, fittings and amenities. The area used to be a sleepy town, with many old folk staying around.


MDIS
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/412774/1/.html
The government is trying to rejuvenate the area by building Singapore largest private school MDIS Queensway beside it, and building the $100 millions building and hostel beside it and planning to draw 25,000 students from around the world. (Click here). 
And the newly renovated Anglo-Chinese School (International) near Commonwealth Crescent. 
http://www.acsinternational.com.sg/en/section/24

The $15 billions Biopolis, Fusionpolis, One North, Media Center etc. It had drawn many top notch scientists to work there and had made many innovations under it's belts. (Click here)
The Singapore <span class=Biopolis - (A*STAR)
Efficient and intensified use of resources were needed to be considered to optimised the use of land. To draw talented artistes, creative & scientific community from around the world to work here, an ultra-modern state of art $1000 millions arts, cultural, commercial & shopping building beside the junction of One-North and Bouna Vista MRT. (Click here). It was built beside the mrt to make easy access to everyone. Capitaland is the developer of popular shopping Ion.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_478770.html

The old New Town Primary School which was vacated, will be transform into a modern Heritage Centre beside the Commonwealth MRT and a high tech shopping and commercial building was built beside it (Click here)

The 40th storey HDB had attracted widespread attentions and popularity, with many times oversubscribed. It was built just beside the Commonwealth MRT. The ever popular Sheng Siong especially the live seafood and Koufu drawing huge crowds to the area.

The rooftop garden was beautiful and magnificent (see picture). Now it attracted many new expat and younger population came to stay in the area and continued to revitalise the area, bring diversified ideas.
Queenstown is the nearest HDB estate to Orchard Road. With many largest shopping and development to be completed soon. Like Dempsey Hill Eatery & The state of art shopping mall The Ion.(see picture above)

Dempsey Road write up:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&refer=home&sid=axNnEuYsfdUw


Labrador Park

The area is link to Labrador Park beach through the Circle Line MRT

The one billion dollar shopping,cultural centre at Buona Vista and One North MRT:



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