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Rooftop greenery adds splash of colour to HDB estates

Published on Jul 29, 2014 7:28 AM
 

A patchwork of deep red leaves and bright green grass stretches across the roof of a multi-storey carpark in Toa Payoh West. No one is allowed up there, yet the greenery can still be appreciated by many - those who live in the high-rise blocks around it.

From converted roofs of old carparks to landscaped decks in new housing estates, more such gardens in the sky are on the way.

About 28ha of greenery is now spread across more than 160 roofs of Housing Board blocks and carparks.

Over the next few years, another 43ha will be added - the area of almost 60 football fields.

 
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VISUAL, HEAT RELIEF

We are greening up a lot of HDB rooftops. It is pleasing to the eye, besides lowering the ambient temperature.

- National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan

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