22 Aug '11, 6am

Year-long consultation process for \\"City in a Garden\\"

Year-long consultation process for \\"City in a Garden\\"

SINGAPORE: Expect Singapore's urban landscape to be spruced up with nature over the next decade. The National Parks Board or NParks on Monday revealed its "City in a Garden" framework - which could see more skyrise greenery and green urban spaces. The "City in a Garden" reference came from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's comments during the National Day Rally, on keeping Singapore "special and exceptional" by having parks and gardens in the heartlands. Besides cultivating world-class greenery attractions to draw the international crowd, NParks is hoping to sow more seeds of interest among Singaporeans. "We will look at rejuvenating some of our larger regional parks so that they become destinations in themselves, that people from all over the island would want to come and enjoy," said Poon Hong Yuen, CEO of National Parks Board. But that's not to say interest has not been ...

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