Singapore President S R Nathan has inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial building, at 3 Race Course Lane, following the completion of restoration work. Nathan lighted an oil lamp to reopen the building dedicated to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The Hindi Society of Singapore raised S$1 million for the restoration work which was undertaken in 2009. The building had first opened its doors on 24 April 1953 and has a library with books in Hindi, English, Tamil and Chinese on the life and works of Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall is the Family Service Centre of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) in Little India. The hall had a statue of Mahatma Gandhi which was there by Malcolm Macdonald, the Commissioner General of the United Kingdom.

 


 

The Helix Bridge, Bayfront Bridge and Youth Olympic Park in Marina Bay officially opened on 24 April 2010.

 


 

The east side of Singapore saw the newly-opened Tampines Eco Green on 24 April 2011. This new park provides a tranquil sanctuary for nature recreation and education, complements two existing ones in the vicinity, Sun Park & Tampines Bike Park. Tampines Eco Green is a haven for biodiversity and has various natural habitats such as marshes, secondary rainforests and freshwater ponds. It also has an eco-toilet, which is the first of its kind in a public park in Singapore. It breaks down human waste using bacteria and wood shavings and converts it into compost.