Thursday, 19 March 2015

Rail Corridor on track to be continuous 24km green stretch

SIX areas along the Rail Corridor are to be given special attention when it is finally developed, and the 24km path will be restored to be a fully continuous green stretch.

In May, up to five design teams will be shortlisted to develop the concept master plan and specific proposals. A public exhibition will be held from October to December to get feedback on the ideas of the successful team or teams.

From March to May next year, they will come up with a preliminary design for a 4km "signature stretch" of the Rail Corridor, which has yet to be revealed.

URA chief executive Ng Lang said: "Our intention is to continue to sensitively stage the development of this project with the community, and not rush into developing the whole stretch at one go."

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Singapore Canberra Park - Inclusive playground for all (Mar 2015)

The upgraded Canberra Park, features Singapore's first "inclusive" playground opens to all, from wheelchair users to people who are visually handicapped and the elderly.

Bishan-AMK park will be the 2nd inclusive park.

Seat attached to net

Seat attached to net

Rope swing

pictures for illustration

Different seats for different users

Play structure wide enough for wheelchair

Dinosaur-theme play structure

Basketball court

BBQ pit

One equipment for many exercises with clear instructions

One equipment for many exercises with clear instructions

Tracks for cycling and running/walking

You may want to read more about inclusive playground here.

Nearest park and park connector:
1) Canberra park connector

Saturday, 7 March 2015

A revitalised Rochor Canal (updated Mar 2015)

A revitalised Rochor Canal will be open on Sunday 08 Mar, after a $48 million face-lift.

Gateway Plaza

Sim Lim Sq and Sim Lim Tower


Queen St Bus terminal

Arab Street

Lookout deck

Huge seats

Huge seats

Sunset Bridge and Kelantan Court

Syed Alwi Road and Bridge

Syed Alwi Road and Bridge

After crossing the road...

...going towards Victoria Bridge and ICA Building

Victoria Bridge

To Crawford Lane

Wave Bridge to Crawford Lane

Crawford Bridge and Rochor River - cross the Crawford bridge and you will be at Kallang Riverside park

Nearest park and park connector:
1) Kallang Riverside park
2) Marina promenade