Wednesday Wandering (& Wondering)

Another by chance encounter. Oh how much I love those.

I was dropping off some CNY cookies boxes to a friend’s place to give to the migrant workers (part of a drive for ItsRainingRaincoats organization) and I had to walk along this wonderful road.

Turned out it’s part of The Heritage Road Scheme

In our city state, mature trees along the roads form the backbone of Singapore’s landscape. With rapid development, it is important that we recognise the importance of these mature trees and what they symbolise.

One way to do this is to conserve some of the more scenic and significant tree-lined roads in Singapore. In many locations, the green ambience and mature trees flanking the roads today are a result of more than 40 years of dedicated care and growth.

The Heritage Road Scheme, launched in 2001 by the National Parks Board, aims to conserve the scenic and significant tree-lined roads of Singapore.

To preserve the unique tree-scapes, a green buffer of 10 metres on both sides of the Heritage Road is enforced and the removal of trees or plants is prohibited.

The preservation of Heritage Roads adds an element of permanence to the landscape and ultimately contributes to Singapore’s sense of identity, history and continuity.

Make the detour, take the wrong turn… you might end up being pleasingly surprised. There is no wrong way.

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