About the Remaking Our Heartland programme


Unveiled by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally in 2007, the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) initiative was launched as a comprehensive rejuvenation blueprint to renew and further develop existing HDB towns and estates. Through the programme, exciting plans have been drawn up to renew HDB estates, with blueprints tailored to meet the changing needs of our community and capitalise on the distinct characteristics of each area.

Punggol, Yishun, and Dawson were the first heartland towns and estates selected in 2007 to undergo ROH. Subsequently in 2011, East Coast, Hougang, and Jurong Lake were selected for ROH 2, and in 2015, Toa Payoh, Woodlands, and Pasir Ris were announced for ROH 3. The rejuvenation plans for the first two batches of towns have been completed, while works for the third batch of towns are currently underway. We welcome you to view the ROH 3 plans below:

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Remaking Our Heartland 4

In March 2020, it was announced that Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Choa Chu Kang, and Ang Mo Kio will be the next HDB towns to undergo the fourth series of ROH. Through the rejuvenation schemes, residents of these towns can look forward to new or revitalised facilities such as upgraded Town and Neighbourhood Centres, parks, new community spaces, and improvements to connectivity networks.

Artist’s impressions of possible proposals under ROH 4

We believe that residents know their town best. Public consultation has hence always been a vital part of the ROH programme, to ensure that the rejuvenation plans are well-tailored to suit the needs and aspirations of each town and its residents.

An online survey to gather residents’ aspirations and ideas to rejuvenate Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Choa Chu Kang, and Ang Mo Kio was held from March to April 2020. Over 900 people across Singapore, including those who reside beyond these towns, participated in the survey and gave us insightful feedback. A round of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) was also held virtually in December 2020, over which residents discussed the opportunities to remake their towns across various themes (such as Greenery, Accessibility and Connectivity, Facilities, Health and Wellness, etc.). A total of about 320 participants joined the sessions, and enthusiastically shared their ideas and feedback. Participants shared at the end of the sessions that they found the discussions relevant and engaging, and many expressed interest to participate in such engagement sessions again in the future.

Online survey held from Mar to Apr 2020

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Mass Survey Key Findings – Bukit Merah

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Mass Survey Key Findings – Queenstown

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Mass Survey Key Findings – Choa Chu Kang

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Mass Survey Key Findings – Ang Mo Kio

Mass Survey Key Findings – Bukit Merah
Mass Survey Key Findings – Queenstown
Mass Survey Key Findings – Choa Chu Kang
Mass Survey Key Findings – Ang Mo Kio

Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in Dec 2020

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Feedback from Participants

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Rapid polls to provide immediate feedback on predominant views shared by participants on themes discussed

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Word clouds to converge ideas during brainstorming and provide quick visual feedback on most popular ideas shared

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For a more hands-on experience, people could sketch their ideas and build on each other’s ideas

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People less confident in sketching could express themselves using words and icons

Feedback from Participants
Rapid polls to provide immediate feedback on predominant views shared by participants on themes discussed
Word clouds to converge ideas during brainstorming and provide quick visual feedback on most popular ideas shared
For a more hands-on experience, people could sketch their ideas and build on each other’s ideas
People less confident in sketching could express themselves using words and icons

HDB will be organising more avenues to engage residents and community groups on the drawing up of rejuvenation plans for these towns.

If you are a resident of our ROH 4 towns, we would like to invite you to join our upcoming Virtual Focus Group Discussions. Click on the links or scan the QR codes below to sign up now!

Ang Mo Kio
Bukit Merah
Queenstown
Choa Chu Kang
11 Dec 2021 (Sat)
9.30am – 12pm

2pm – 4.30pm

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18 Dec 2021 (Sat)
10am – 1pm

2.30pm – 5.30pm

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18 Dec 2021 (Sat)
10am – 12pm

3pm – 5pm

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8 Jan 2022 (Sat)
10am – 12pm

3pm – 5pm

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