15 Feb '12, 8am

New river in Bishan Park after $76m revamp by PUB and NParks

New river in Bishan Park after $76m revamp by PUB and NParks

$76 million Bishan Park revamp project, which is part of a masterplan launched in 2006 to transform Singapore's 15 reservoirs, 32 major rivers and 7,000km of waterways into beautiful spaces for recreation. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Kezia Toh A new meandering river has been created from a concrete canal at the 20-year-old Bishan Park. Apart from beautifying the area, the river also works as a flood plain to store excess storm water, increasing its capacity by 40 per cent. A $76 million collaboration between water agency PUB and the National Parks Board, this is the first time a canal has been naturalised and integrated into a park in Singapore. The park will officially open to the public in mid-March, with an expected 3.5 million visits per year. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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