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)
Title: Our History – Welcome to Urban Redevelopment Authority
Description: URA’s primary task then was to redevelop the Central Area and resettle residents affected by redevelopment. Between 1967 and 1989, a total of 184 hectares …
Title: Ang Mo Kio
Description: Ang Mo Kio is located within the north-eastern region. The name Ang Mo Kio which in Hokkien literally translates as red-haired man’s bridge.
Title: Portraits of places : history, community and identity in Singapore / edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Lily Kong.
Publisher: Singapore : Times Editions, c1995.
Call no.: SING English 959.57 POR -[HIS]
Title: Ang Mo Kio planning area : planning report 1996 / Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Publisher: Singapore : Urban Redevelopment Authority, 1996.
Call no.: RSING English 711.4095957 SIN
Description: “Towards a tropical city of excellence.” “Towards a tropical city of excellence
By: Zubaidah Mohsen, Senior Librarian
Posted by: Norah Ismail, Librarian