[CNA] Sungei Whampoa gets makeover
SINGAPORE: Residents living near Sungei Whampoa can now enjoy new riverside facilities such as lookout decks and a landscaped garden. This is the result of a S$2.2 million facelift that's part of the Active, Beautiful and Clean or ABC Waters Programme which kicked off in 2006. The project, which included the greening of canal walls along a 250-metre stretch of Sungei Whampoa from the Central Expressway to the St George's Lane HDB estate, was completed in 16 months. The nationwide PUB initiative aims to transform places such as canals and reservoirs into community spaces. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim said 13 of such projects have already been completed around the island. They include the Kolam Ayer ABC Waterfront, Pandan Reservoir and Jurong Lake.