‘Nature corridor’ proposal for railway land

April 5, 2011 by  
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Nature Society’s idea incorporates cycling paths, recreational areas

By Jeremy Au Yong, Straits Times, 9 Oct 10.

THE Nature Society of Singapore is close to finishing a proposal to convert the 40km stretch of Malayan Railway land here into a green corridor.

It would contain cycling paths connecting different neighbourhoods to the town centre, and recreational spaces. It would also be home to many of Singapore’s native plants and animals.

The proposal seeks to preserve the railway tracks, which the society regards as an important part of Singapore’s history.

But some property analysts say the proposal will be a hard sell. And even if it is approved, a nature corridor can at best last for a decade or two. The railway corridor will inevitably be developed, for there are sound reasons to incorporate the land into development plans.

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Source: Straits Times via Wildsingapore