Pulau Brani to become newer Sentosa: PM Lee 2019 National Day Rally
Southern Singapore will be funkier than before.
Pulau Brani port terminal will move out and the land will be redeveloped together with Sentosa.
Rejuvenation plans for Singapore’s southern coastline were outlined by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the 2019 National Day Rally on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Here are all the facts.
Pualu Brani will become like Sentosa
• Pulau Brani is now a port terminal sitting in between the mainland and Sentosa.
• But the island will be turned into a theme park similar to the Universal Studios on Sentosa.
• It will also house a new resort called Downtown South for National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) members that is similar to Downtown East in Pasir Ris now.
• This is part of the much larger area poised to be redeveloped, which is called the Greater Southern Waterfront.
• It is a 30km coastline from the Gardens by the Bay East area to Pasir Panjang.
• At 2,000ha, the land area is six times the size of Marina Bay and double the size of Punggol.
• This idea to rejuvenate the south was first mooted during the 2013 National Day Rally.
“Punggol by the Bay”
• At this 2019 National Day Rally,PM Lee said: “With the Greater Southern Waterfront the size of two Punggols, you get a sense of the possibilities. Think of it as ‘Punggol by the Bay’.”
Residential areas in the south
• The southern waterfront will be linked up with its surrounding green areas from West Coast Park to East Coast Park.
• Sentosa and the Rail Corridor extending from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands will also be connected.
• Sentosa beach areas will be revitalised and heritage trails expanded.
• The 44-ha Keppel Club in the south of Singapore will make way for 9,000 public and private housing units with waterfront promenades, greenery and open spaces.
Pasir Panjang to be redeveloped
• Two old power stations in Pasir Panjang will be redeveloped.
• The port terminals of PSA International at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Pulau Brani and Pasir Panjang will be moving to the new Tuas port — city terminals to move by 2027, Pasir Panjang by 2040.
• Ports in Singapore are constantly developed and redeveloped, according to needs.
• Tanjong Pagar Terminal reached its limits after it was first established in 1972, and a decision was made to build a new container terminal at Pasir Panjang in 1991.
• PM Lee said: “When PSA moves out of the city and Pasir Panjang terminals, these old spaces will once again be vacant, another blank slate. A new generation will have another opportunity to imagine and build part of their vision for Singapore.”