Living up to Singapore’s reputation for being a green city, the National Parks Board (NParks) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have revealed new development plans in February 2020 to further improve our green spaces island-wide, specifically across the Orchard road area.
Plans for a six-kilometre-long green corridor will connect Orchard Road, Istana Park, Fort Canning Park, and the Singapore River. For people who love greenery and enjoy an outdoor jog, this means uninterrupted routes and green spaces.
Starting from Orchard Road, the blueprint sets to transform Singapore’s signature shopping street into a lush green corridor with new green spaces and lush planting.
Istana Park, another political icon, will be redesigned by connecting the Dhoby Ghaut Green with the Penang Road Open Space. The revamped park will be the new green oasis in Orchard Road.
Flexible spaces in the park will be used for various lifestyle programmings, such as commercial events, festivals, and celebrations. Besides, a water play area will be added as a new attraction amidst the green setting. It will be ideal for family gatherings.
Fast forward to the historic Fort Canning Park, a new nature play garden is underway and expected to greet us in 2021. New highlights include a discovery rain garden, play mounds, sand play, trampolines, and climbing structures.
Along the Singapore River, we can look forward to the new landmarks, like the waterfront hotel in Clarke Quay and Liang Court’s redevelopment.
Interested to learn more about the enhanced connectivity in the new city landscape? Catch the exhibition titled ‘A Green Oasis in the City: From Orchard to Singapore River’ at The URA Centre. The exhibition is open to the public and will run from 13 February 2020 to 12 March 2020.
Dates & Times: 13 February to 12 March 2020, 9am – 5pm (closed on Sun)