SINGAPORE: More than 700 students and residents in the east visited the newly-opened Tampines Eco Green on Sunday to learn about the flora, fauna and eco-friendly features there.
The visit was organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) to mark the International Year of Forests and Earth Day.
There were interactive activities such as guided walks to promote a deeper appreciation of the natural environment.
Advisers to Tampines Grassroots Organisations Mah Bow Tan, Masagos Zulkifli, Irene Ng, Ong Kian Min, Sin Boon Ann, as well as special guests, Steve Tan and Heng Swee Keat joined the students and residents.
Assistant CEO (Parks Management and Lifestyle) of NParks, Mr Kong Yit San, said the development of Tampines Eco Green is in line with NParks' efforts to provide a park for everyone and enhance the quality of life for residents.
He said the new park, which provides a tranquil sanctuary for nature recreation and education, complements two existing ones in the vicinity.
One is Sun Plaza Park, which offers amenities for community activities. The other is Tampines Bike Park, which provides an adventure cycling trail.
Tampines Eco Green is a haven for biodiversity and has various natural habitats such as marshes, secondary rainforests and freshwater ponds.
It has features such as a viewing platform, an eco-toilet, vegetated swales (natural drainage system that traps particulate pollutants), bird hides and green roofs on all the rest shelters.
A notable feature is its eco-friendly design. All park furniture, including signage, benches, bird hides and hedges, were made using recycled materials and environmentally-friendly labelled products.
It also has an eco-toilet, which is the first of its kind in a public park in Singapore. It breaks down human waste using bacteria and wood shavings and converts it into compost.
With a good ventilation system, the toilet is odour-free and waterless.
Biodegradable cleaning agents will be used to maintain toilet hygienic.
why why why
wait till GE for all these facilities to be completed?