SINGAPORE - Residents of the Yuhua neighbourhood in Jurong can now enjoy a host of new and improved facilities, now that a $2 million neighbourhood upgrading project is complete.
Bicycle racks, pavilions for chit-chats, and new street furniture, such as benches, are just some of the new amenities that the 35,000 residents of the area can enjoy at Yuhua Village - the neighbourhood centre located along Jurong East St 24.
They were the result of a 15-month upgrading project that started in July 2015. Residents have been enjoying the new facilities since August, but the improvements were officially unveiled during the completion ceremony for the Remaking of Heartland neighborhood upgrading project, held at the auspicious timing of 9.09am on Sunday morning.
The ceremony was organised in conjunction with the neighbourhood's environmental outreach programme - Clean and Green Week @ Yuhua - which hopes to encourage residents to keep their community clean and green, with grassroots volunteers and residents planting trees and going around the hawker centre to promote table cleaning and tray return.
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who is also MP for the Yuhua SMC, was guest of honour at the event.