15 Feb '12, 6am

A natural river in Bishan Park

SINGAPORE: What used to be a concrete canal in Bishan Park has been transformed into a natural river that will make the community space more vibrant. The National Park Board (NParks) said on Wednesday that the waterway flows right at the doorsteps of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio. The project by NParks and national water agency PUB is part of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme to beautify Singapore's waterscape. They transformed the section of Kallang River that ran in a canal along the edge of the park into a natural river. Residents are no longer separated by the canal, improving connectivity to the park. When water level in the river is low, users can get closer to water and enjoy recreational activities along the river banks. During heavy rain, the park land next to the river serves as a channel to carry water downstream. A river monitoring and warning ...

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