While some may prefer to live amidst lush green spaces, others could prefer to be around calming water bodies. But why choose one when you can have both?

From waterfront living to resort-like views, we bring you 4 #HDBeautiful housing projects that effortlessly marry green and blue elements so residents can enjoy eco-friendly living right at their doorsteps. Some of these projects are also ABC Waters certified, which means they have incorporated Active, Beautiful, Clean waters (hence the term ABC) features within their design and landscape.

1. Alkaff Oasis

This project received a 2022 ABC Waters Certification

Located in Bidadari, Alkaff Oasis is surrounded by lush greenery and eco-friendly features. Within this Built-To-Order (BTO) project are rain gardens that can help to treat rainwater runoff. Seating spaces near the rain gardens bring people closer to the water, while signage provides more information about the rain gardens and their features.

Alkaff Oasis is also a place where residents can enjoy amenities, such as children’s playgrounds and fitness stations, amidst a green and relaxed environment. Roof gardens, façade greenery, and green roofs on the pavilion and covered linkway add to the beauty of Alkaff Oasis.

2. Waterfront I & II @ Northshore

These projects received a 2022 ABC Water Certification

Fancy the idea of resort-like living? Waterfront I & II are BTO projects situated along the Punggol seafront– just imagine the view! However, the view isn’t the only gorgeous thing about these projects, they also feature lush greenery— from the drop-off points to the eco-deck on the carpark roof, as well as roof gardens at various levels.

There are also footpaths, fitness corners and playgrounds that are close to bio-retention swales, vegetated swales, and a rain garden. These water features help to treat rainwater run-off.

Additionally, a coastal park connector runs the length of these developments, linking residents to other green pockets like the Sengkang Riverside Park, recreational facilities, amenities, and dining spots.

3. The River Vista @ Kallang

The River Vista @ Kallang is an HDB project flanked by the Kallang River. Along the river’s edge is a viewing gallery, as well as lookout decks that offer great waterfront views. On the opposite bank of the river is a floating pontoon and boat shed, for those who fancy some kayaking.

As with all HDB developments, plentiful greenery is located all around and there is also a community garden within The River Vista @ Kallang. A park connector, which runs alongside the development, leads residents to even more green spaces like Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, and even Gardens by the Bay.

3. Hougang Capeview

A fishing spot, multiple viewing decks (1 in the estate and 2 along the river), and a park connector that links you to Sengkang and Punggol – Hougang Capeview has it all. You can enjoy the scenic view of Serangoon River and maybe spot some otters!

The viewing decks are cosy communal spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy the breeze while relaxing or exercising. Lush landscaping can be found throughout the development—around the blocks, atop the carpark, along walking paths, and at the central landscaped space where the playground and fitness stations are located.

Interested to find out about more #HDBeautiful projects? Read about the ones that have won Design Awards here!

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