Keep Jurong Bird Park and Jurong Hill as recreational green space, say heritage advocates

SINGAPORE – Heritage advocates are calling for Jurong Bird Park and the hill next to it to be retained as a recreational green space, following news that the park will shut for good next January ahead of its move to Mandai.

Beyond the memories associated with the bird park, they say the broader Jurong Hill area holds significance for the nation – given its role in Singapore’s early industrialisation programme – and called for iconic built features in the area to be kept.