A new town being built in the West of Singapore, Tengah EC promises to be an eco-friendly, smart and sustainable town. A community of homes and small businesses, it will be built on agricultural land and will have its very own park. Tengah EC is located near to the Jurong Central Business District, on the border with Choa Chu Lang and Bukit Batok. It is known as the Nature and Community Park because of the green features it offers its residents. With a population of only about 5000 residents it is quite small by standards, but its green features make it a unique community.
One of Tengah EC’s unique features is its network of parks. Each one offers residents various recreational activities, both leisure and environmental. A smart and sustainable town Tengah EC has established itself as a leader in green building, design, technology and community organization. The park’s green spaces are home to many small businesses, art studios, schools, and offices as well as science and technology institutions. There are also several small houses, or ‘residences’, which are also being built with sustainable building techniques, and smart and sustainable town planning.
Tengah EC’s landscape is marked by mountains and tropical rain forest. Its residents enjoy the picturesque scenery of greenery around every corner. As is the case with most planned communities, Tengah EC’s landscape is built around a network of parks and green spaces. By integrating nature into the town, Tengah EC has created what it calls its ‘smart grid’. This grid connects the town’s electricity source with other electric sources such as wind power and geothermal heat.
Other notable features of Tengah EC are its smart and sustainable town planning and its comprehensive, green program. Tengah EC town’s plan focuses on a ‘green city’ initiative which aims at incorporating sustainable and ecologically healthy lifestyle choices in every aspect of community life. Tengah EC includes its use of a 99-year renewable energy programme called ‘Tengah Green Energy’. The programme uses a combination of traditional and modern green technologies and practices, including wind power, geothermal heating and passive solar designs.
The interior design of Tengah EC blends traditional Singaporean charm with the latest trends in architecture and design. Tengah EC boasts a brand new sky-scraper called the Vienna on the second floor that is over 300m above the ground level. The impressive views of Singapore River and the Chaweng andiew Families’ residential neighbourhood make it one of the best places in Singapore to live and work in. The residents enjoy the conveniences and security of a high-end health care centre within walking distance. The brand new recreational centre, featuring an aqua park, is just down the road from the Vienna.
Tengah EC offers residents the opportunity to live and work in green communities while still enjoying the hustle and bustle of their busy city centre counterparts. Tengah EC has made smart decisions for the environment and lifestyle of its residents. Tengah Eco friendly town homes are built to environmentally sound building standards, while providing all the modern convenience and comfort of home. Tengah’s green strategy is designed for the future as well as today. The building incorporates smart sustainability technology to conserve natural resources while making smart sustainable lifestyle choices.
Tengah EC boasts an innovative transportation system known as ‘Tengah Taxi’, a mobile taxi service that provides affordable and comfortable transport solutions for residents. The district also boasts a comprehensive healthcare system, known as the Special Health Care Centre (SCHC). There are also several public parks and recreational areas, which Tengah EC residents can access on a daily basis. The parks are home to a wide array of recreational activities, such as cycling, bird watching, trekking and fishing. Many residents of Tengah choose these outdoor pursuits as a way of making a ‘do’ at home, as well as a way to save money.
The town of Tengah EC is only a short journey away from the world famous cities of Kuala Lumpur (KL), Penang, Melaka and Singapore. Tengah EC is located right at the heart of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve’s green culture and has a selection of state and national parks and sights to see. In addition to being home to a variety of green environments, the town also offers a very cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Arab cultures, many of whom own traditional shops or restaurants. It is also home to numerous nightclubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas, as well as a wide range of other businesses and organisations.
The coastal area of Tengah EC, which includes the townships of Belong Bay and Little Bay, has become renowned for its wide range of businesses and organisations operating within the district. There are a maximum number of more stations on the rail network and a good choice of hotels, restaurants and leisurely activities can be found at any of them. One of the most famous of these businesses is the small fishing village of near to Tengah EC. Within walking distance of each of the stations, there is an abundance of things to do in the surrounding areas, which also act as an excellent model for the future Jurong Region.