Photo gallery: Work to begin this year on Tyersall extension to Botanic Gardens

Along Tyersall Avenue, just off Holland Road, stands a set of spiked, forbidding-looking gates.

Inside, the paved path is buried under moss and just visible under a thick carpet of fallen leaves and fruit. The area is overgrown with trees such as tembusu, banana and albizia.

But in a few years’ time, visitors to the Singapore Botanic Gardens will get to wander through this forest and a new marshland on an elevated walkway, perhaps even at night when the area comes alive with a chorus of creatures.