Upgrade for Kallang Whampoa Residents!

Residents along Kallang River and Sungei Whampoa will will have more places to relax. These certain specific areas have been spruced up with new spaces and viewing decks, within national water agency PUB’s Active, Beautiful and Clean (ABC) Waters programme.

The first ABC task to be exposed in 2017, the S$3.8 million upgrading works at Kallang River engaged the widening of the promenade from three to 15 m to permit both cyclists and pedestrians to take pleasure from the recreational space mutually, reported Channel Media Asia.

A ramp has been put into give wheelchair-bound individuals usage of the improved promenade. Shelters that imitate the masts of vessels that sailed over the Kallang River in the 19th hundred years are also built, to include some nostalgia to the environment.

The region features rainfall landscapes, that can come with specially-selected earth and crops to purify rainwater from the promenade before streaming in to the river.

Officially opened up on Weekend (22 January) by Marketing communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, the job focuses on to bring the city nearer to the city-state’s waters.

Its first adopter, Kong Hwa College, for example, is planning for a learning trail because of its students.

“The ABC Waters design features, including the rain gardens, in conjunction with the importance and custom of the Kallang neighbourhood, lead to great learning opportunities and strengthen identity and citizenship education beyond the school room,” said Jerry Yang, a trained teacher.

In the meantime, the S$1.8 million update at Sungei Whampoa found the go up of lookout decks and a rainwater garden over the 450-metre stretch out of the river. Work to renewable the canal surfaces are also made.

In Feb the task at Sungei Whampoa will be officially opened up.

“ABC Waters @ Kallang River and Sungei Whampoa are actually about building for future years. Both tasks were prepared to be included with upcoming development works in the vicinity,” said Tan Nguan Sen, Main Sustainability Official at PUB.

“As both Kallang River and Sungei Whampoa movement in to the Marina Tank – a way to obtain water supply, hopefully residents will play their part in keeping the waters clear of litter so that folks can enjoy cleaner, clearer waters and an improved living environment,” added Tan.

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