A ground-seeding ceremony on Monday, attended by Singapore’s minister for trade and industry (industry), S Iswaran, has marked the launch of Mandai Park Holdings’ (MPH) Mandai rejuvenation project.
MPH will be augmenting the existing Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari in Singapore’s north with the addition of a new Bird Park (by 2020), a Rainforest Park (by 2021), a nature-themed indoor attraction and eco-accommodation options.
(From left) Mandai Park Holdings’ Mike Barclay and S Dhanabalan, Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore’s S Iswaran, Temasek Holdings’ Lim Boon Heng and Mandai Park Holdings’ Philip Yim
“Reviews and discussions on Mandai’s rejuvenation have been going on for several years with various stakeholders. With the necessary government approvals now obtained, we are delighted to mark this milestone with our partners today”, said MPH chairman, S Dhanabalan.
Mike Barclay, CEO of Mandai Park Holdings, said: “With the attractive public spaces and more opportunities to stay overnight, we hope to encourage families and groups of friends to spend more time enjoying and appreciating Mandai’s wildlife offerings.”
The future Mandai nature precinct will be connected by enhanced public spaces, walking trails and boardwalks along the edge of the Upper Seletar Reservoir, using impacted land outside the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and part of Mandai’s three existing nature parks. Development will be completed in phases.