The Draft Master Plan 2013 (DMP2013) guides Singapore’s development over the next 10 to 15 years. All Singapore's wild places are treated under Recreation. Under details for Recreation in the North Region this is what is mentioned of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Park and Kranji Marsh:
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has been extended to include a new 38ha Wetland Park, to bring nature closer to visitors. Public access will be improved, and there will be new facilities and a trail network that encourage experiential learning whilst protecting and enhancing the rich biodiversity and habitats.Under details for Identity in the North Region the mention of Cashin House give hope for extension of NPark's care over the rich and diverse mangroves at Lim Chu Kang which lies at Cashin House.
Kranji Marshes, a freshwater marsh habitat teeming with birdlife, will also be made more accessible to the public. To protect and showcase the area’s natural heritage, URA has worked closely with NParks and the Nature Society (Singapore) to protect the more sensitive areas and provide boardwalks, nature trails, bird-watching hides and rest points for the public.
Cashin House, a former residence extending out to sea in Lim Chu Kang, will become a new visitor gateway to the western part of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The house will be restored and converted into a recreational spot, capitalising on its rustic waterfront environment combined with a seamless green link to the much-loved Nature Reserve.
Looking at the land use plan for the area in the map of the Draft Master Plan 2013.
|Draft Master Plan 2013|
|Master Plan 2008|
|Olive green=Open space, bright green=Park|
bright yellow=Reserve site
|Light green=Open space/recreation/agriculture|
Pale yellow=Reserve site.
What can one person do about this?
Speak up for what you love!
- URA is seeking YOUR feedback on the Draft Master Plan by 19 Dec. I gave feedback to URA in 2008 and they replied and they even agreed to visit Cyrene Reef with me. So your feedback CAN make a difference!
- Join the Conversation: "Our Singapore
Conversation on Green Spaces" 30 Nov (Sat):
What are specifically the “green spaces” that the majority of people prefer? More of the usual manicured public parks? More nature parks with an emphasis on conserving wild greenery and its wildlife? More managed green areas for recreation like golf-courses, football? It is important that the term “green space” be clearly specified by the people so that national planning can proceed on the right track and be relevant to the people. In this session, we aim to gather people from a wide variety of sectors (professionals, heartlanders, students, sportsmen, etc.) to thrash out these issues.
Organised by the Nature Society (Singapore) and Young NTUC.
Don't take our shores for granted!Date: 30 Nov (Sat)Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Venue: NTUC Centre, No.1 Marina Boulevard, Level 8 Room 801, One Marina Boulevard
Moderator: Ms Faizah Jamal (Nominated MP)
More details on the Green Drinks blog
You can make a difference! Simply explore, express and ACT!
Visit our shores before they are gone. Join nature activities at our wild places, like those listed on wildsingapore happenings. Share what you've seen. Volunteer for them.
- What shores will Singapore lose in 7-million population plan?
- Reply to URA on the Draft Master Plan 2008
- URA replies to my feedback on the Draft Master Plan!
Here's more info, photos and stories about our trips to these shores.
- Sungei Buloh on wildsingapore, posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Mandai mangroves posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Lim Chu Kang mangroves posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr