Start of Site Preparatory Works for Gardens by the Bay
23 May 2007
Marina City Park will close from 1 June 2007 for the Gardens by the Bay's site preparatory works. Marina South Promenade facing the Marina Channel, the playing fields and waterfront promenade will be closed to the public.
Site hoardings will be put up at both Marina South and Marina East. And, in a month's time, a stretch of Marina Park Road (adjacent to Marina Boulevard and Marina Grove) will also be closed to the public [Refer to Annex A - Map of hoarding plans].
"The public can look forward to the Gardens by the Bay when its first phase opens in 2010. Meanwhile, we urge the public to bear with the temporary inconvenience and encourage them to visit other parks in the vicinity for recreation," said Dr K Ismail Sudderuddin, Assistant Director of Gardens by the Bay.
These parks include the East Coast Park, Esplanade Park and Kallang Riverside Park. Sports enthusiasts can continue to enjoy their favourite games like soccer and other casual team sports at the Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) five other open fields at Bukit Timah, Tanglin, Farrer Park, St Wilfrid and Geylang [Refer to Annex B - Other parks in the vicinity].
To minimise inconvenience to the public, information signages and maps will be put up at strategic points to inform and advise motorists on alternative routes. Further Information on the road closures and traffic diversions will be given to the public in due course.
About Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay (GB) will occupy 101 ha of prime land by the water at the heart of Singapore's new downtown at Marina Bay. GB will be an integral part of Singapore's City in a Garden vision.It will capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical city with the perfect environment to live, work and play.
About National Parks Board
National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for providing and enhancing the greenery of the Garden City. Beyond green infrastructure, NParks is committed to enhance the quality of life through creating memorable recreational experiences and lifestyles.
NParks manages some 300 parks, the park connector network across the country, and the lush roadside greenery in Singapore. Some of the parks managed include Singapore Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning Park, East Coast Park, Bishan Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Pulau Ubin Recreation Area.In addition, NParks manages nature reserves such as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
As Singapore's scientific authority on nature conservation, NParks monitors and coordinates measures to ensure the health of designated nature areas. NParks is also the lead agency in the efforts to continually upgrade the landscape industry in Singapore. It works closely with industry partners to create a thriving, creative, innovative and professional industry that will support Singapore's aspirations of being a City in a Garden.
Map of Hoarding Plan
Other Parks in the Vicinity