Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~ Lorong Halus Wetland ~

From the Riverside Walk, we reached Lorong Halus Wetland. A pedestrain bridge is constructed across the Serangoon Reservoir that connects Punggol and theWetland.

"Lorong Halus Wetland (formally a landfill site) sits next to Serangoon Reservoir (Singapore's 17th reservoir). This area was been transformed under PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme into a venue for recreation and community bonding to bring the public closer to water."

The design of the bridge is pretty distinctive and the view along Sungei Serangoon attracted many avid photographers to come here and take their shots.

 View of Serangoon Reservoir from the pedestrain bridge.
 Welcome to Lorong Halus Wetland! :)

There are a couple of boards around providing the public with more information of the Wetland. Here are some of the interesting facts.
  • From 1970 to 1999, Lor Halus was a dumping ground for Singapore's waste which occupied 234 hectares (more than 100 football fields).
  • Lorong Halus Wetland sits next to Serangoon Reservoir. Whatever we throw on the ground at estates as far away as Yio Chu Kang, Upper Serangoon and Hougang can be washed into the drains and end up in this reservoir.
  • Punggol & Serangoon reservoir together with Marina Reservoir increase our total water catchment to two-thirds of Singapore's land area. 

 Within the Wetland.

It's getting late and we need to be on our way back home. Although I did not get to stay on to see the lighted bridge sitting in the dark night, we managed to catch a glimsp of how it looks at sunset.

 At sunset

We walked all the way back to the carpark where our car is parked. Pedestrain bridge->Riverside Walk->F&B outlets->Carpark. It has been an enjoying evening night walk and I'm sure we'll be back again. :)


Brandon said...

Hey there!

I was wondering, can I get from Lorong Halus Wetland over to Pasir Ris Park now? Is the connector completed?


Phoebe said...

Hi Brandon,

sorry for the late response. I am not sure how it will link up entirely. For now I do not believe it is link to Pasir Ris Park yet.

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