Singapore has a new nature playground. The Lorong Halus Wetland between Pasir Ris and Ponggol. The Wetland is build on landfill from trash but looking at it, one can never talk. It looks so clean and green. And apparently there are birds galore. More about the Lorong Halus Wetland here.
The site map of the Lorong Halus Wetland
The welcome board at Pasir Ris Farmway
Using an innovative bio-remediation system, the PUB has designed the Lorong Halus Wetland to collect and treat water passing through the former landfill, preventing it from flowing into Serangoon River. The various reed and ponds traps and filter the ‘dirty’ stuff and prevent them from floating into the river which has become a reservoir.
This bridge over the Serangoon River links Lor Halus to Ponggol
A cluster of food outlets at the Ponggol Promenade
The park connector at Ponggol which goes all the way to Hougang
The TPE that spans Serangoon River and divides Sengkang and Ponggol
Artificial plant resembling lallang that is supposed to light up at night
The real thing
Unique looking toilet along Ponggol Promenade
Serangoon River with the dam at the end
The trail that runs parallel to the river and leads to the dam
A closer look at the dam
After the dam – the sea
The Ponggol housing estate in the background