Kampong Java Park to make way for expressway tunnel construction

The park beside the KK Women's and Children's Hospital will be closed at the end of this month to make way for the construction of the North-South Corridor tunnel. Singaporeans we spoke to shared their favourite memories of the place.
Signs put up around the park, which opened in 1973, said it will be permanently closed from Aug 28. Residents and those working nearby lamented the loss of the tranquil green space in an area busy with traffic.
Signs put up around the park, which opened in 1973, said it will be permanently closed from Aug 28. Residents and those working nearby lamented the loss of the tranquil green space in an area busy with traffic.ST PHOTOS: JOYCE FANG
Signs put up around the park, which opened in 1973, said it will be permanently closed from Aug 28. Residents and those working nearby lamented the loss of the tranquil green space in an area busy with traffic.
Signs put up around the park, which opened in 1973, said it will be permanently closed from Aug 28. Residents and those working nearby lamented the loss of the tranquil green space in an area busy with traffic.ST PHOTOS: JOYCE FANG

The Kampong Java Park beside the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) will be closed at the end of this month to make way for the construction of the future North-South Corridor (NSC) tunnel.

Signs put up around the park, which opened in 1973, said it will be permanently shut from Aug 28.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'Kampong Java Park to make way for expressway tunnel construction'. Print Edition | Subscribe