The concept of a satellite town began with the conceptualization of The Concept Plan of 1971 by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It adopted the “Ring Concept Plan”, which “envisaged the development of a ring of new high-density satellite towns around the central water catchment area, with each town separated by green spaces and a system of parks and open spaces.” Low- and medium-density private housing would be built beside these towns and there would be provisions for industrial estates.”
Queenstown was Singapore’s first satellite town and described as “a self-contained community with all the necessary residential and social amenities for residents.”(http://www.ura.gov.sg/rediscover/). Another satellite town is Ang Mo Kio. Its self contained town centre, including “commercial offices, cultural and community facilities” serves “at least 200,000 residents.” (Pl refer to Item 2)
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