25 Aug '14, 5am

Jurong is just like a phoenix in transformation..

Jurong is just like a phoenix in transformation..

A Grey Heron in the Japanese Garden which is connected to the Chinese Garden (above). -- PHOTO: MARK CHEONG Often thought of as an industrial neighbourhood with few leisure options, Jurong became the talk of the town this week, after plans to turn it into a "people's garden" were revealed. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday, announced major changes to the area, in particular to the 70ha Jurong Lake Gardens. This comes six years after the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released plans in 2008 for Jurong to become a key regional hub, as part of a move to bring jobs closer to homes. One of the major developments involves the Japanese and Chinese gardens being combined with Jurong Lake Park. The two gardens, surrounded by the man-made Jurong Lake, were built in the 1970s and need an injection of new life. The Japanese Garden was init...

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