Work has started on the Cross Island Line, Singapore’s eighth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line which will roll out from 2030.
This is the construction site for the Cross Island Line section of Ang Mo Kio Station, which will become an interchange with the North South Line. The view is from the 12th and top storey of Block 424 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. Its residents will have to endure the noise and dust from the works for the next eight years in exchange for an MRT interchange at their doorstep.
A good part of Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East is being stripped away, and I hope it will be well restored when construction draws to a close. The garden, which sits on a hill, is reminiscent of the natural hills of Ang Mo Kio before the rural region was developed into a New Town in the 1970s.
I will be coming back here multiple times over the next few years to check on the progress of the construction.