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Eco Sanctuary

While nature has inspired many man-made creations , the developers of Eco Sanctuary take that concept to new heights with the development of a luxurious condominium that attempts to emulate the ecology of its surroundings.

The muse for Eco Sanctuary’s landscape design is the rich biodiversity of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, while the architectural form of the three towers is a nod to the adjoining Chestnut Nature Reserve and the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Ecologically-themed gardens wrap around the residences, including the Papillon Path, Sunbird Walk, Dragonfly Walk and Lotus Creek. This nature corridor culminates at the Butterfly Gate, which links to the great outdoors. The landscape is designed to integrate with the adjacent park and leads to a cycling and jogging trail as well as the Central Catchment Reserve.

True to its green inspiration, the Eco Sanctuary aims to achieve the BCA Greenmark Platinum standard that will not only help you save on utility bills but also promote sustainability. Some of these features include lifts with a sleep mode, rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation with rain sensor and motion sensors.

The three towers comprise 483 apartments of one, two, three and four-bedroom units featuring high ceilings at 3.4 metres. The condominium will incorporate resort-style recreational facilities, including sky terraces, a sky bridge with a panoramic view, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and alfresco decks. The sky terraces at each tower offer you gourmet dining rooms, cocktail bars and massage spas for private parties. Hammocks and cabanas are also available for those who just want to relax.

The clubhouse, meanwhile, is planned around a hexagonal sculptural pool on the inside. From the outside, the entire structure appears to float above the swimming pool.

Source : GreatNewPlaces – 12 May 2013

Plans underway for new MRT line

Planning for the 50km Cross Island Line (CRL) will commence at the end of this year, well ahead of construction work, as contractors will have to dig deeper underground for this project, The Straits Times reported.

To be completed in 2030, the MRT line will run from Tampines to Jurong and through the estates of Hougang, Sin Ming and Clementi, as well as beneath Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Central Catchment Area.

Choo Chai Foong, Deputy Director for Design Development (Rail) at the Land Transportation Authority (LTA), said underground excavation works are more “challenging” as the ground’s soil profile changes every two to three metres, which may affect the pace of construction.

“As stations get deeper, we must be more careful as there will be more risks and engineering methods need to be adjusted,” she added.