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Vote for locally-designed benches like The Kallang Wave, see it at a spot near you

Published on Feb 27, 2014 3:16 PM

A bench in the form of the Kallang Wave. Another that features back support and is "invitingly" named A Tropical Torture Rack.

These are just two of the 24 locally-designed benches which may soon be part of the "furniture" at public spaces such as Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, in a move by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to get the public to vote for their favourite bench designs and where they would like to see them installed.

URA has also launched a photography contest called My Favourite Space, to get people to share snapshots of their favourite public spaces such as parks and rooftop gardens.

These two projects are part of PubliCity, a series of initiatives launched in November to involve the community in the improvement of aesthetics of public spaces. "Our public has also shown good appreciation for well-designed public spaces and we hope to see strong participation in these two projects. We hope that buildings and owners will be inspired to create good public spaces for the community to enjoy," said Mr Ng Lang, chief executive officer of the URA.

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