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Deep knowledge, expertise and passion go into Woodlands "vertical kampung"

Published on Apr 26, 2014 12:29 PM
 
Ahead of a ground-breaking ceremony for a new 'vertical kampung' in Woodlands on Saturday afternoon, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan blogged about the passion of the people working on the project. -- SCREENGRAB: HOUSING MATTERS

Ahead of a ground-breaking ceremony for a new "vertical kampung" in Woodlands on Saturday afternoon, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan blogged about the passion of the people working on the project. 

He shared an internal memo from National Parks Board planners  on what to plant on the multi-tiered development, arguing for colourful foliage, plants with edible fruit, and plants to attract birds and butterflies. 

"Do try to identify something from each plant group (e.g. fruit trees or decorative shrubs) that would appeal to the memory of our older residents of the different ethnic groups. The aim should be to help them relive the kampung days, and also to show the younger generation what a kampung was like," the NParks planners wrote.

"Please avoid planting thorny species or those with large fruits in areas where the fruits/ thorns might hit members of the public." 

 
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