26 Apr '17, 3pm

How after 50 years Singapore is evolving from Garden City to 'City in a Garden'

In 2013, Singapore commemorated 50 years of greening Singapore. Singapore’s Garden City journey began in 1963, when then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew planted a Mempat tree (Cratoxylum formosum ), signifying the start of the greening campaign. Through the dedication and commitment of its pioneers and the community, the city’s landscape has transformed to one where Greenery is a major feature. Over the decades, flowering species have been introduced to make our streetscape more vibrant. The pervasive green network of nature reserves, parks, park connectors, tree-lined roads and other natural areas has made living in the city more pleasant. Efforts to conserve natural heritage have seen four areas gazetted as nature reserves and there has been an increase in wildlife. As Singapore continues to evolve into a City in a Garden, we have identified six key areas to guide our effort...

Full article: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/about-us/city-in-a-garden

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