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New eco-garden opens in Jurong; 5ha park next to NTU has butterfly garden, ponds

Published on Jun 1, 2014 12:28 PM

SINGAPORE - Residents living in the West can now go for strolls and enjoy nature at a new park next to the Nanyang Technological University.

The 5ha park, called Jurong Eco-Garden, consists of a freshwater swamp, streams, ponds and a butterfly garden, among other facilities. It also features walking trails and a summit lookout where visitors can have a bird's eye view of the park.

The park is a project by JTC Corporation and is located in the firm's CleanTech Park, an industrial park dedicated to the research and development of sustainable solutions.

Minister for Health and adviser to Chua Chu Kang Grassroots Organisations, Mr Gan Kim Yong, officially opened the park on Sunday. In his speech, Mr Gan said the park "can become a focal point for community interaction".

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