What is the Bidadari estate?
In 2013, Housing Development Board (HDB) announced plans for a new housing estate at the site of the former Bidadari Cemetery in Woodleigh. This is akin to the concept of the Bishan estate, which was also similarly built upon cemetery grounds to bustling success.
The Bidadari estate spans 93 hectares and is part of the Toa Payoh town. Residential developments have been underway, with new HDB flats and private condominiums built and launched. Given the locality of the Bidadari estate and plethora of amenities surrounding it, it was no wonder the residential developments that have been built and launched were done so to roaring rates of sale and ownership.
Locality of the Bidadari estate
In terms of locality, roads have been reconstructed and realigned specially for the convenience of Bidadri estate residents. Upper Aljunied Road has been realigned, while three new roads was constructed to serve the residents (Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent, Woodleigh Link).
Amenities of the Bidadari estate
In terms of amenities, there is an underground air-conditioned bus interchange, and a new residential-cum-retail development. Woodleigh MRT station along the North East Line also provides Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) access to residents of Bidadari estate. Furthermore, residents of this new estate will also be able to enjoy the views and greenery provided by the Bidadari Park, Alkaff Lake and Bidadari Heritage Walk.
Located in the Bidadari estate, The Woodleigh Residences is a joint venture between Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Japanese developer Kajima Development.
It is part of an integrated project between the two, with the project comprising of commercial and residential sites. This development will include residential and retail units, with a 6,000 sq m community club and 2,200 sq m neighbourhood police centre.
The Woodleigh Residences would be taking on the influence of Japanese design concepts, given developer Kajima Development’s Japanese background.
Bidadari Heritage Walk
Part of the tree-lined Upper Aljunied Road, a 700-metre stretch is pedestrianised to become Bidadari Heritage Walk.