Paradise once lost, can’t be regained
By Paul Gilfeather, Today, 7 Sep 2011.
While major cities around the world search for the money and means to establish quality green spaces for its population, Singapore appears to have hit the jackpot with the closure of the Malaysian railway line.
As the last train pulled out of Tanjong Pagar Station in July there was an outpouring of sadness as Singaporeans young and old turned out to mark the end of another chapter in the country’s history.
Now, as the planners and politicians fix their sights on the future of the now-defunct track, the environmental lobby has stolen a march by unveiling their “green corridor” concept. The genius and beauty of the proposal is in its simplicity. The plan is to do absolutely nothing to the stretch of natural beauty and I can’t help but feel excited at the prospect.
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- A temporary park connector? Minimise makeshift construction along former KTM railway line
- Our reply on the water pipeline construction at the Rail Corridor
- Preserve rail station as part of transport network
- Why Supporters of The Green Corridor Should Support Bukit Brown Too