Plans to develop Jurong Lake Gardens Central and East unveiled

ST VIDEO: ADRIAN LIM
Hanging bonsai garden.
Hanging bonsai garden.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Moon lantern terrace.
Moon lantern terrace.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Edible show garden, from which fruit and vegetable produce will be served in a restaurant.
Edible show garden, from which fruit and vegetable produce will be served in a restaurant.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Nature rambling trail.
Nature rambling trail.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Boardwalk at the Wetlands.
Boardwalk at the Wetlands.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Heron Island.
Heron Island.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Water Play Area.
Water Play Area.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Event Lawns.
Event Lawns.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS
Entrance Pavilion at the North Carpark.
Entrance Pavilion at the North Carpark.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS

SINGAPORE - Plans to develop the central and eastern parts of the Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) were unveiled on Saturday (Nov 26), which will create new community spaces and gardens featuring unique tropical flora.

Aquatic gardens consisting of ponds, water terraces and streams will also be developed for Jurong residents to enjoy.

These plans were announced by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong at the Canopy @ J Link in Jurong East, where a exhibition is held for the public to give their feedback.

They feature unique concepts like an edible show garden, from which fruit and vegetable produce will be served in a restaurant, as well as a hanging bonsai garden where tropical bonsais are suspended in mid-air.

Public engagement sessions for JLG Central and East
Public engagement sessions Date and Time Venue
Exhibition

Nov 26 to Dec 4, 2016
11am to 9pm

Canopy @ J Link, Jurong East
Exhibition

Dec 5 to Dec 11, 2016
MRT station opening hours (5am to 12.45am)

Lakeside MRT Station
Townhall/Roving exhibitions Dec 2016 to Feb 2017

Various locations

  • Taman Jurong CC Hall
  • Yuhua CC Hall
  • Boon Lay CC Mini Theatre
  • Jurong Spring CC Mini Theatre

Other highlights include a "water-wall" court that will surround visitors on three sides with a three-metre high waterfall, providing park goers respite from the heat.

The innovative designs were proposed by a team comprising Liu & Wo Architects, Landscape Design Inc and SALD, which was chosen through a tender earlier this year.

The JLG central area comprises the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, while the eastern segment consists of a promenade fronting the future Science Centre and along the eastern shore of Jurong Lake.


Masterplan for Jurong Lake Gardens central and east. PHOTO: COURTESY OF NPARKS

They will complement the JLG west, which is currently under development and is targeted to be completed by 2018.

Following this, development of the JLG central and east will commence and the National Parks Board expects the project to be progressively completed from 2020.