I had the opportunity to join a study tour of
We all know
But when it comes to urban planning and landscaping, we can’t find a better city to benchmark against so close to home.
To be sure,
But hey, not to worry. This is
Sure enough, they’ve found a way around it.
It is with these “new land” that the government has (since the 1960s) developed new residential towns in outlying areas consisting mainly of high-rise public housing. As a result, coupled with good and practical landscaping exercise,
Singapore has an excellent landscaping program started about 30 years ago. It is now reaping the results of those meticulous planning and proper pruning works. Its streets are well-shaded and pleasant for walking
Bus stops and footpath well-shaded
The Urban Redevelopment Authority established in 1974 is responsible for urban planning. It boasts the Singapore City Gallery, an extremely interesting urban exhibition center
Not all is prim and proper, though. You can still find this in Singapore - reminds one of home?