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||Date and Time||Venue|
Nov 26 to Dec 4, 2016
|Canopy @ J Link, Jurong East|
Dec 5 to Dec 11, 2016
|Lakeside MRT Station|
|Townhall/Roving exhibitions||Dec 2016 to Feb 2017||
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.
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.