New Features for Jurong Lake Gardens

The upcoming Jurong Lake Gardens will have features such as cycling tracks, a community gardening area, and food and beverage outlets - ideas gathered during public consultations earlier this year.

Other suggestions to be implemented include the preserving of biodiversity hot spots, the planting of seasonal flowering trees and the provision of play and fitness areas. Existing heritage structures such as pagodas and bridges in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens will be retained.

Over 17,700 ideas were received from April to May during public engagements such as focus groups, townhalls and online surveys.

Construction of the western part of the Jurong Lake Gardens will begin next year and is slated for completion in 2018, a year later than originally scheduled in order to incorporate public feedback.

Other ideas that may be implemented include robotic plants, vertical greenery, Wi-Fi hot spots and solar phone chargers.

Sources: “Jurong Lake Gardens take shape with public's ideas” (The Straits Times, 26 Oct 2015), “Nature to the fore at Jurong Lake Gardens” (TODAY Online, 26 Oct 2015)

What are your thoughts on all these exciting new features? We know we can’t wait!

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