" Infused with generous landscaping, Keppel Landís developments provide exclusive havens for city dwellers. "

As Keppel Land expands its regional footprint, its commitment to caring for the environment and the guiding philosophy of creating quality living and working spaces while integrating environmentally viable management have become second nature.

By striking a balance between economic objectives and environmental welfare, the Group aims to enrich lives and build value for generations to come. This tenet, which drives the design and development of all its projects, is part of the Keppel hallmark of quality.

Creating Quality Living and Working Spaces

Be it homes or offices, Keppel Landís developments are carefully crafted with detailed planning in structural design and landscape, carving out verdant sanctuaries and green retreats within each development. These concerted efforts are apparent in the inclusion of green initiatives in every project, both locally and overseas.

In Singapore, about 40% of the 234,362 sf site at the 480-unit Pinnacles @ Wee Nam condominium development in the Newton area will be dedicated to lush landscaping and recreational facilities. Designed as an urban sanctuary, Pinnacles @ Wee Nam will feature Singaporeís first aqua-gym, a huge open lawn, a forest track and a cave trail. Surrounding the clubhouse and a function room are water features like an eco-pond, a floating pavilion, a volcano-themed childrenís pool, a beach pool as well as gushing waterfalls and flowing streams. Discerning residents looking for a tranquil area to enjoy a massage can also retreat to the Jungle Spa, which comes complete with a jacuzzi.

Design Excellence Award for Caribbean at Keppel Bay

At its flagship residential development in Singapore, Caribbean at Keppel Bay, historic docks were preserved and converted into private waterways which will course throughout the development. To achieve this design, engineers had to work with the terrain, overcome obstructions from existing shipyard ancillary structures and preserve the docks. This seamless integration between home and sea has garnered Caribbean at Keppel Bay the Design Excellence Award 2003 in the Civil and Structural category, conferred by the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore.

More than just a luxury residence, Caribbean at Keppel Bay also provides a convergence for marine life, flora and fauna. This seafront haven is also home to over 15 different botanical species, with some 2,200 shrubs and 800 trees.

Carving Sanctuaries within Stone and Slate in Commercial Buildings

Adjacent to Caribbean at Keppel Bay is the Keppel Bay Tower office building. Just minutes away from the Central Business District, Keppel Bay Tower is an urban oasis enveloped by natural elements, including the rolling hills of Mount Faber, the calm waters of the sea surrounding scenic Sentosa Island and the rustic marina. To maximise the sea frontage, every floor at Keppel Bay Tower is fitted with full-length glass windows.

Nestled between Keppel Bay Tower and HarbourFront Tower One is a central garden complemented by reflection pools. Cascading water features enhance these pools, whose gentle ripples produce soothing sounds akin to rippling brooks.

Similarly, Keppel Land extends this generous use of landscaping, lush open spaces and unique water features to its other office buildings in the Central Business District to offer a refreshing change to the urban skyline. All of the Groupís commercial developments are skilfully designed to integrate form and function, and conscious efforts have been made to create pockets of green relief to provide a conducive environment for both city dwellers and the working population.

Commuters at Raffles Place seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life can unwind under shady palms at the green haven adjacent to Prudential Tower, while tenants of Ocean Building and Keppel Towers enjoy exclusive access to private roof gardens and terraces in their buildings.

In the heart of the civic and cultural district, Singaporeís first interactive fountain takes pride of place at Parco Bugis Junction. Designed to provide cool relief in our tropical climate, efforts were taken to minimise wastage by incorporating a built-in filtering system, which constantly purifies and recycles the water.

Also within the award-winning mall is a glass-covered atrium that traverses Parco Bugis Junction. The first of its kind in the region, this unique feature harnesses natural light to enhance the shopping experience for both tenants and patrons alike.

Cultivating Best Practices for the Environment

Recycling, reusing and reducing wastage of office supplies are inherent practices adopted by staff. The Group believes in inculcating eco-friendly practices as part of the Group-wide corporate culture. Efforts to cut down unnecessary waste include the disposal of scrap paper, old newspapers and magazines at recycling bins. Used toner and ink cartridges are also collected and sold to a recycling agency every month.

InterContinental Singapore, champion of eco-friendly practices since its opening, has put in place comprehensive water and energy conservation programmes. These include a linen programme that reduces daily changes, use of biodegradable cleaning agents and an active recycling programme involving the reuse of paper, plastic and glass. As part of its energysaving measures, timer switches are also installed so that lights are turned off when not needed and energy saving cards are provided in all guestrooms. The hotel has switched to energysaving fluorescent bulbs, where possible.

In November 2003, the hotel participated in the National Clean and Green Week and extended its eco-efforts to Pulau Ubin. k Hotel staff spent a day cleaning the beach and neighbouring areas on the island, in support of a nationwide effort to promote Pulau Ubin as a tourist destination.

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