Significance of ‘Green Corridor’
By Jon Cooper, The Adam Park Project Project Manager, TODAY, 19 May 2011.
I read with interest the enlightening letter “A green corridor down memory lane” by Mr Lee Seow Ser (May 17) on the fight to save the heritage and nature along the abandoned railway lines in Singapore .
I would like to add another round to the arsenal of good reasons for the protection of the “Green Corridor”. The stretch of line at the west end of Bukit Timah Road which includes the Bukit Timah railway station and girder bridge is perhaps the most iconic and best preserved section of the World War II battlefield in the area.
The railway line, embankments, rail bridge and station marked the furthest point of advance of the only British counter-attack during the seven-day fight for Singapore.