Singapore's first 'retirement kampung' stirs to life

Singapore’s first Housing Board retirement kampung is partially open, with its building reported to be ready for residents by next month.

Construction for Kampung Admiralty, which was launched in 2014, is nearly complete. Already, a pharmacy and parts of a medical centre were open for business when The Straits Times visited it this week.

On the sixth floor, a childcare centre and eldercare facilities are sited alongside a community park. They will be integrated with some 100 studio flats for the elderly, a vegetable farm and a hawker centre.is partially open, with its building slated to be ready for residents by next month.

The complex next to Admiralty MRT station is the first of 10 such HDB Build-To-Order projects that co-locate childcare and senior centres to encourage inter-generational bonding.

3rd October 2018