Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Your views: Rename Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/views/your-views-rename-bishan-ang-mo-kio-park
By Lawrence Seow, 09 May 2017 at 08:29 am


A view of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park.
PHOTO:  A view of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park.
It is really two different parks separated by Marymount Road.
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The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is really two different parks separated by Marymount Road.

The two parks are not physically connected by any pathway, and to get from one side to the other you have to take a pedestrian crossing across the road.

I am a regular park user, and I've had people asking for directions to eateries on one side or the other.

I do not blame them for getting lost as it is quite confusing.

It would make more sense to give the two sides separate names.

I suggest that one be named Bishan Park (the one next to Bishan Road) and the other Thomson Park (as it is next to Upper Thomson Road).



Bishan Park 2 is now known as River Plains, and this is where all the past eateries were and still are, with a McDonalds joining in the F&B family.
PHOTO: Bishan Park 2 is now known as River Plains, and this is where all the past eateries were and still are, with a McDonalds joining in the F&B family.
The one on the eastern side of Marymount Road, suggested to be named Bishan Park (the one next to Bishan Road).
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The former Bishan Park 1 which was now renamed as Pond Gardens.
PHOTO: The former Bishan Park 1 which was now renamed as Pond Gardens.
The one on the western side of Marymount Road, suggested to be named Thomson Park (as it is next to Upper Thomson Road).
Photo courtesy of NParks
Picture posted by cheekiemonkies on 22 April 2012

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This would make it a lot clearer.



Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore where activity can be created from natural condition.
PHOTO: Itabitsugawa Park in Japan where the river border area is developed into a public space without too much infrastructure development and supporting elements.
Picture posted by Atrida.h, PERSATUAN PELAJAR INDONESIA KYOTO & SHIGA on 19 March 2016
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By Lawrence Seow, 09 May 2017 at 08:29 am



Reference
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Lawrence Seow, Your views: Rename Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, posted on 09 May 2017 at 08:29 am in The New Paper, http://www.tnp.sg/news/views/your-views-rename-bishan-ang-mo-kio-park