14 Nov '11, 1pm

Let's build a "city in a garden" home together

Let's build a "city in a garden" home together

SINGAPORE: Former minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Singapore's vision of a city in a garden needs innovation, ownership and dedication from all levels of society. Speaking at the Flower Dome preview, Mr Lee urged Singaporeans to work with the government to realise this vision and improve the living environment. Mr Lee recalled that the first tree he planted was in 1963 at Holland Road Circus. He stressed cities cannot just be made of buildings, tarmac and pavements. It has been almost 50 years since Singapore started the garden city movement. Mr Lee said becoming a garden city took strong political will, and dedication and support from Singaporeans. And as the country moves into the next phase of its green development, Mr Lee said he is confident Singapore is a step closer to its vision of a city in a garden. Mr Lee noted Singapore has become greener despite increasing ur...

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