|Formerly a landfill site, Lorong Halus Wetland sits next to Serangoon Reservoir, Singapore's 17th reservoir and an important source of our water supply.
It is located at the the north-eastern part of Singapore, Punggol Town has been envisaged as a
unique waterfront town with a range of commercial, social and recreational
facilities for residents.
The latest leisure additions to the town -- Lorong Halus
Wetland and the Riverside Walk of the Punggol Promenade was opened in March 2011.
The area has been transformed under PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme into a venue for recreation and community bonding to bring us closer to water.
Here, you can learn about a unique water treatment system where plants are part of the water treatment process. The size of 18 football fields, the wetland will also develop into a natural habitat for wildlife as the ecosystem matures.
Lorong Halus Wetland was transformed from a landfill into an educational site and
biodiversity haven for plants, birds and other wildlife. Using an innovative
bio-remediation system, national water agency PUB designed the Lorong Halus Wetland
to collect and treat water passing through the former landfill, preventing it from
flowing into Serangoon Reservoir.
At the same time, the wetland creates a new haven
for biodiversity that provides opportunities for recreation, research, and
From 1970 to 1999, Lorong Halus was a dumping ground for Singapore's waste. It occupied 234 hectares (that's more than 100 football fields) along the eastern bank of then Sungei Serangoon.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean officially opened the Lorong Halus Wetland and
part of the Punggol Promenade on Saturday, 5 March 2011.
There are many storyboards at the Wetland, such as information about the wetland and as you walk along the trails at the wetland, read the information panels to learn more about the plants and animals that thrive there.