Mayor of the South West District Dr Amy Khor together with Ms Low Yen Ling, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, doing some tree planting along the trail after the launch of Tengah Nature Way, Singapore’s longest Nature Way. Photo: Ernest Chua
Longest green corridor unveiled
17th February 2014;
More than 20 corporate and community partners are taking part in efforts to green Tengah Nature Way and bring biodiversity closer to the neighbourhood. The gardens will create a green route for birds and butterflies to travel between the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the Western Catchment (SAFTI Live-Firing Area).
Tengah Nature Way is one of three recently created Nature Ways, bringing the total length of the green corridors in Singapore to 38km. The 13km-long green route is the country’s longest green corridor. The other two new nature ways are in Punggol and Tanglin.
The project was unveiled yesterday by National Parks Board and South West Community Development Council. Mayor of the South West District Amy Khor (second from left) said seed funding of S$3,000 per garden would be provided for the setting up of up to 20 community gardens. PHOTO: ERNEST CHUA