04 Dec '11, 3pm

Nights at park a bright idea Singapore adding lights to parks to encourage night use. #landarch

Nights at park a bright idea Singapore adding lights to parks to encourage night use. #landarch

Minister of National Development Khaw Boon Wan (in patterned shirt) getting a tour of the Trees of the World event at the Botanic Gardens yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Yen Feng New lights will be put up at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and West Coast Park by 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 disclosed the plans for new night lighting on Saturday evening at the launch of Trees of the World, a month-long display of lit trees at the Botanic Gardens. Mr Poon said he got the idea after a public consultation exercise began in August. The consultation is part of NParks' strategy to realise its vision to turn Singapore into a City in a Garden - an idea...

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