Getting around Bidadari is easy. It’s after all located between two mature housing estates – Serangoon and Potong Pasir.
The North-East MRT Line, commonly referred to as the ‘purple line’, runs through the area with Woodleigh MRT station being the only stop in Bidadari.
Travelling time from Woodleigh MRT to Dhoby Ghaut interchange is about 15 minutes, which makes commuting easier for those working in the CBD.
Residents can also take the train to Serangoon MRT station, which is just one stop away and then transfer to the Circle Line, which provides direct access to Paya Lebar in the East and Holland Village in the West.
MRT station in Bidadari
Upcoming Bidadari bus interchange
Residents of Bidadari will soon have access to a bus interchange that will serve 360 HDB BTO flats as part of the Woodleigh Village mixed-use development.
Expected to open in 2019, the interchange will be the island’s first air-conditioned underground bus interchange located beneath HDB flats. The interchange will also be seamlessly connected to Woodleigh MRT station via an underground link.
Given that the neighbouring estate of Potong Pasir is not currently served by a bus interchange, the Bidadari interchange will draw a large number of commuters, promising shorter travelling times to other parts of the island.
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New roads in Bidadari
In January 2018, three new roads (Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent and Woodleigh Link) were partially opened to serve upcoming residential and commercial developments in Bidadari.
According to the HDB, Bidadari Park Drive will serve as the area’s main road, with the 1.6km route stretching from Bartley Road to Upper Serangoon Road.
Residents can expect better connectivity, safer roads and new rest spots along the way. Meanwhile, Bidadari Greenway will serve as a green space for community recreation, connecting housing developments in the vicinity to Bidadari Park via pedestrian and cycling paths.
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The recent opening of roads connecting residential areas to Bidadari Park and the upcoming Bidadari bus interchange will benefit the area.
With ongoing improvements in connectivity, prospective home buyers and investors can expect property values near Woodleigh MRT station and the future bus interchange to increase as the location becomes more desirable.
Bidadari is also pioneering some of the government’s initiatives for a car-lite estate, where pedestrian and cycling paths will outnumber roads. There are even plans to introduce a car-sharing scheme in the estate, which will appeal to residents who don’t drive and are not keen on taking crowded trains to work everyday.
As Bidadari looks to welcome its first residents in 2019, we can expect the area’s improved connectivity to positively impact property values, which should attract buyers and investors looking at capital gains.