Wanted: Ideas for the new Science Centre in the expanded Jurong Lake Gardens

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will head a committee to "re-imagine and develop" the new Science Centre, is encouraging members of the public to come up with ideas. -- ST FILE PHOTO
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will head a committee to "re-imagine and develop" the new Science Centre, is encouraging members of the public to come up with ideas. -- ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will set up a committee to "re-imagine and develop" the new Science Centre, is encouraging members of the public to come up with ideas.

"If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them," Mr Heng wrote in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon.

He described the Science Centre is "a good place where generations of Singaporeans have been able to imagine, experience, discover and dream".

Speaking about the make up of the committee, he said: "I hope to have a diverse group of talented and passionate people on the committee." These include educators, researchers, industry practitioners, and people "with a deep sense of wonder and love to share this".

On Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his National Day Rally Speech that a new Science Centre will be built near Chinese Garden MRT Station, replacing the existing one.

The Science Centre will be part of the expanded Jurong Lake Gardens that will combine the existing Chinese and Japanese Gardens and Jurong Lake Park.