Updated: 07/14/2014 19:42

PubliCity: Picnic in the Park - Under the Gelam Trees

PubliCity: Picnic in the Park - Under the Gelam Trees

The Kampong Glam community will now have a new space to relax, read a book or simply break fast during this Ramadan. 

The Urban Redevelopment Authority, URA, has spruced up the open space at Sultan Gate with benches and garden swings. 

The project, named 'Picnic in the Park - Under the Gelam Trees', is one of the many public space projects planned under URA's PubliCity initiative. 

The inspiration behind the project came from a competition on creative uses for public places. 

Many submissions for Kampong Glam featured community spaces for people to gather and have their meals. 

The Kampong Glam community welcomed the idea of a new community space. 

Chairman of the Sultan Mosque and a member of the Kampong Gelam Work Group, Mohamed Patail, said the garden furniture will foster a stronger bond among family members while they are resting or having their meals. 

The project on State land is carried out in collaboration with the Singapore Land Authority. 

'Picnic in the Park - Under the Gelam Trees' will run from 14 July to 25 August.

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