Posted by: bigtalksingapore | July 9, 2011

End of Singapore Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Beginning of new Singapore Mighty Green Belt.

Singapore have finally re-claim the long piece of land along the railway track to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. No more bothersome restriction to Singapore development.

The next thing everyone going to ask is “What’s next ?”

My Suggestion is as followed..

  • Develop the stretch of the railway track into a jogging/walking plus cycling track.
  • Replace the track and rock pavement into a concrete path as shown below.
    The rocky track is nice to look at but believed me it’s not good to walk on, you can twist your ankle if you’re not careful.
    Some part of the track should be retained as a reminder of its past history.

  • Bicycle renting station should be spread along the way. User renting it at one station can return it at another station.
  • Drinks and food stall along the way selectively (We don’t want to turn it into another concrete jungle) where joggers and cyclists can stop for a rest and energy replenishment.
  • On some stretch of the way, there may be weekend flea market stores that is open to renting by sellers.
  • This will be a great tourism promotion attraction “The Singapore Mighty Green Belt”. Well, maybe the word “Mighty” is a bit too strong, but you get the idea. “The Green Belt of Singapore” may be nicer.
    Imagine a businessman, feeling exhausted after a long day work and completing his assignment in Singapore. He got a few days off before flying back to his home country. Wouldn’t it be great to take a walk, a jog or rent a  bicycle along our “Green Belt” to freshen up before the long flight home ?
  • Along the way, there should be notices that show the shortest way to the nearest shopping mall, food center, other attractions and MRT station.
    The may even be some small advertisement board (Don’t spoil the landscape)  for shop owners located nearby (Within 1 km) to advertise their restaurant and etc.

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