LIFE IN URBAN AREAS, NOT A CONCRETE JUNGLE
Hello my dear friends, if you’ve been thinking life in urban areas are nothing but a concrete jungle and that you could hardly breathe among the trendy architectural blocks of skyscrapers, you are not entirely wrong. Many cities around the world are deprived of having the beautiful nature and greenery within the city but all is set to change as more cities are embracing the importance of having green urban environment.
When it comes to urban tree density, Singapore takes the crown as of now in 2017. The City in a Garden outshone 16 other cities from all around the world, in a study by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Almost 30% of our urban areas are covered by greenery, putting the Republic ahead of Sydney and Vancouver, both tied for second place with 25.9% while Sacramento in California follows closely behind with 23.6%.
Singapore is clearly in the lead with 100ha of green canopy living space including skyrise greenery, rooftop gardens and vertical green wall building facades. Other than providing shade against the heat, urban greenery will also improve air quality and promote well-being, hence the government is now targeting a 200ha of building greenery by year 2030.
With that being said and based on the researcher’s study, life in Singapore’s Urban Area is definitely not a concrete jungle anymore. Although Martin Modern Condo is situated within our Prime District 9, in very close proximity to Orchard Road Shopping Belt and our Swanky Clarke Quay, there are many greenery and parks surrounding this residential development. Let’s look at the list I’ve put together for you below.
KIM SENG PARK
FORT CANNING PARK
PEARL’S HILL CITY PARK
MOUNT EMILY PARK
MOUNT FABER PARK
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
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GARDENS BY THE BAY
If these surrounding parks appeal to you with good memories/experiences but find the short traveling a bit of a hassle, you will be equally surprise as the abode you’re living in is actually within a bigger botanic garden as part of the luxury development. Meticulously undertaken by ICN Design International, an award winning design practice in landscape architecture seeking to enrich people’s lives. Residents of Martin Modern will be blessed with different private sanctuary within your home…