Garden City, Singapore?


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Garden City, Singapore?

  1. 2. Nature and Environment Singapore, a Garden City?
  2. 3. Garden City: Government Effort <ul><li>Project launched in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance by NParks </li></ul><ul><li>Trees, shrubs and planted along the roads, parks and gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Park connectors and water bodies developed </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical greenery </li></ul><ul><li>Merging nature with urban environment </li></ul>
  3. 4. Garden City: Government Effort Photographs taken at Sengkang
  4. 5. Garden City: People’s Effort <ul><li>Garden of Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Corridor gardens </li></ul>
  5. 6. Garden of Unity <ul><li>1st prize in the Community Gardens Category for Public Housing Estates </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables donated to Old Folks Home </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables and other edible plants </li></ul><ul><li>10 elderly, 50-60 yrs old volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Area requested by people to RC, and proposed to the government </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance and other costs sponsored by RC </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens bond between neighbors in the voluntary groups </li></ul>
  6. 7. Garden of Unity
  7. 8. Garden of Unity: Interview <ul><li>Name: Mdm Peck Fong 60 Yrs old </li></ul><ul><li>Live at Woodlands for 13 years </li></ul><ul><li>Previously lived at Jurong East </li></ul><ul><li>Regular volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Present every morning, 2-3 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Out of interest and to kill time </li></ul>
  8. 13. Garden of Unity <ul><li>Farmer for a Day… </li></ul>
  9. 14. Corridor Gardens <ul><li>Citizens encouraged to have plants outside their house </li></ul><ul><li>Most people like to grow potted plants outside their house </li></ul><ul><li>Adds an extra touch of beauty in residential areas </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors can share experience with each other </li></ul>
  10. 15. Corridor Gardens
  11. 16. Corridor Garden: Interview <ul><li>Name: Mdm Chen Geok Siew 60+ yrs old </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Woodlands </li></ul><ul><li>Previously lived at Mandai </li></ul><ul><li>Planting & managing her garden for 10-15 yrs to reach this beautiful stage </li></ul><ul><li>A hobby to pass time, can also plant together with her friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbor is doing the same thing. Hence, created a big garden feel </li></ul>
  12. 17. Surveys and Interviews <ul><li>“ My definition of a garden city is having a variety of flowers like walking into a garden. However, Singapore is lacking of such point.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is a lack of color. All I can see is green, mostly.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Too much of concentration in city area which can be seen by tourist, too intentionally, should also emphasize in neighborhood areas.” </li></ul>
  13. 18. Big Idea <ul><li>Has the nation done enough to be called a Garden City? </li></ul><ul><li>Color Test: Green 93%, Others 7% </li></ul><ul><li>Garden City = Green ? </li></ul><ul><li>Government effort vs. Citizens’ effort </li></ul><ul><li>Which is more important? </li></ul>
  14. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>More can be done by Government to improve on the Garden City theme </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce more variety of colorful plants </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens can play a bigger part in creating the Garden City </li></ul>
  15. 20. Problems <ul><li>Even if we encourage each residential zone to create their own garden, the garden area will be locked in order to protect the plants from being destroyed by people. </li></ul><ul><li>With gardens being locked, visitors would not be able to view the beautiful gardens, such that it will not be a public garden but a private one </li></ul><ul><li>Netting is used to prevent invasion of insects and the impact from heavy rain </li></ul>
  16. 21. Objectives <ul><li>A public garden whereby anyone can visit anytime. It will not be locked and even if one is not from the residential area, they can also participate effectively in gardening as well </li></ul><ul><li>To let people know the purpose of residential garden and erase their mindset of destroying the plants </li></ul>