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'Strong support' for Bidadari, Tampines North, Punggol Matilda developments: HDB

Housing agency say those surveyed are excited about the plans for the three areas and are looking forward to them being realised.

SINGAPORE: Plans for the upcoming Bidadari, Tampines North and Punggol Matilda housing areas have received "strong support" from the public, according to a survey conducted by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).

In a statement on Monday (May 26), the HDB said close to 4,000 visitors participated in a survey conducted last August during the launch of the three housing areas. Of these, more than 9 in 10 indicated that "they were excited about the plans and looked forward to them", it stated.

HDB said two housing projects in Punggol Matilda were launched during last September's Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise, and it will launch more projects in Tampines North and Punggol Matilda in the second half of this year. Bidadari projects will be introduced next year.

Commenting on the survey results, real estate firm ERA said Bidadari stands out due to its "excellent" location. There are two MRT stations there and nearby amenities include NEX mall in Serangoon and the upcoming commercial centre in Potong Pasir, it stated in a statement issued on Monday.

"The new proposals will exploit its greenery, rich heritage and convenient transport connections to provide a high quality environment," ERA said.

When fully developed, these three housing areas are expected to provide some 40,000 new homes for Singaporeans, HDB said.

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