Visitors to the new Jubilee Park in Fort Canning Park can relive a time when the place was a popular recreational site.
Sitting on the western slope of the park, Jubilee was home to such 20th century landmarks as Van Kleef Aquarium, which was Singapore's first public aquarium, the River Valley Swimming Pool and the National Theatre. Now, it is a family-friendly space that includes swings, see-saws, logs and slides.
Its restoration was unveiled yesterday, together with eight other new historical gardens at the park.
The nine gardens span 8ha of the 18ha park, which is being spruced up to highlight its history.
Another child-friendly garden is Artisan's Garden. It hosts the exhibition site of an archaeological dig at Fort Canning Park and includes a sand pit for children to frolic in and find "treasures".
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