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Tanjong Pagar RICOH Park Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanjong_Pagar_RICOH_Park

Tanjong Pagar Park
Tanjong Pagar Park is located in Singapore
Tanjong Pagar Park
TypeUrban park
LocationTanjong Pagar, Singapore
Coordinates1°16′35.5″N 103°50′48.0″E / 1.276528°N 103.846667°E / 1.276528; 103.846667Coordinates: 1°16′35.5″N 103°50′48.0″E / 1.276528°N 103.846667°E / 1.276528; 103.846667
Area1.02 hectares (10,200 m2)
Opened21 October 2005
Managed byGuoco Tower
StatusOpen
Public transit access EW15  Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar Park, formerly known as Tanjong Pagar RICOH Park, is an urban park situated around the Guoco Tower (formerly Tanjong Pagar Centre) in Singapore.[1] The entire complex is located above Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

History[edit]

Tanjong Pagar Park was originally launched on 21 October 2005 as a partnership between the National Parks Board and Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, and was named Tanjong Pagar RICOH Park.[2][3] It was a 1.02 hectare pocket park which served as a convenient location for people to meet and interact in a colourful and green environment. The key features of the park included landscapes consisting of colourful plants and trellises with climber plants, and these aimed to ameliorate the harshness of the concrete buildings in the Central Business District. Park visitors were encouraged to appreciate the park's greenery from the signs located all around the park which gave details about its environment. The park also consisted of benches and seats installed under mature trees such as Cratoxylum formosum (Pink Mampat) and Pterocarpus indicus (Angsana). There were 17 of these benches the park which were donated by Ricoh, and were specially manufactured in Australia from recycled toner cartridges.

In 2013, the park was demolished and original site of the park was used to construct Tanjong Pagar Centre. In 2016, the park was reopened with a new look and landscape along with the Tanjong Pagar Centre,[1] while a new park known as Urban Park was opened on top of this building.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Garden in the City | Tanjong Pagar Park | Tanjong Pagar Centre". Tanjong Pagar Centre. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ "Speech by Mr Charles Ho, Chairman of Garden City Fund, at the Launch of Tanjong Pagar Ricoh Park (21 October 2005)". National Parks Board. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. ^ "Welcome address by Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Chief Operating Officer, National Parks Board, at the Launch of Tanjong Pagar Ricoh Park (21 October 2005)". National Parks Board. Retrieved 2018-07-31.