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Work begins on Botanic Gardens' Learning Forest and Walk of Giants boardwalk

Published on Apr 26, 2014 7:51 PM
(From left) Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings, Mr Kenneth Er, CEO of National Parks Board, Dr Leong Chee Chiew, DCEO of National Parks Board and Professor Leo Tan, Chairman of Garden City Fund at the tree-planting ceremony for SPH Walk of Giants in Tyersall Learning Forest. -- ZAOBAO PHOTO: KWONG KAI CHUNG

Trees that go up to 20 storeys and an unblocked bird's eye view of the forest floor.

Visitors will get to take in these sights from an elevated boardwalk at the Singapore Botanic Gardens' upcoming Tyersall Learning Forest when it is ready in 2016.

Two Sepetir trees were planted on Saturday at the walkway's proposed site, to mark the start of the development of the $2.4 million walkway and the 9.8 ha learning forest.

The planting was done by Dr Lee Boon Yang, chairman of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) - the boardwalk's co-sponsor - and representatives of the National Parks Board (NParks), which is leading the project.

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