03 Dec '11, 12pm

New lights for S'pore Botanic Gardens and West Coast Park

New lights for S'pore Botanic Gardens and West Coast Park

New lights will be installed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (above) and West Coast Park by the end of next year in a pilot project to promote park use at night. -- ST PHOTO: LENNE CHAI By Yen Feng New lights will be installed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and West Coast Park by the end of next year in a pilot project to promote park use at night. The project, costing $200,000, is part of the National Parks Board's (NParks) long-term vision to optimise urban spaces for greenery and recreational activities. NParks chief executive Poon Hong Yuen said on Saturday at the launch of Trees of the World, a month-long display of lit trees at the Botanic Gardens that other projects are in the pipeline, and that more will be revealed in the coming months. He declined to give further details as the plans are currently being approved. As for the new lights, however, he said: 'Given...

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