Exciting news in Mandai, home of the Singapore zoo, the go-ahead is been given to transform the former orchid farm and abandoned village into a new integrated wildlife and nature heritage area.
Temasek holdings and the Singapore Tourist Bureau have teamed up to answer the STB’s call for bids to develop such a project.
It has been revealed. This new development will be in harmony with many of the other attractions in the general area, such as the Night Safari and River Safari already in operation, managed by wildlife reserves Singapore (WRS), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek for Botanique at Bartley.
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The head of the Enterprise Development Group at Temasek, Dilhan Phillay Sandrasegara has gone on record saying, “Our proposal seeks to build carefully and hopefully on this wildlife heritage in Mandai for present and future generations for Botanique at Bartley owners.””
He went on to say, “”We see the new Mandai as a haven for our broader community of Singaporeans, and visitors, young and old, to enjoy nature and a fun and inspiring way.””
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Working closely with various government agencies that have jurisdiction over the area Temasek has worked on its proposal and various plans, while also discussing with nature experts and leading educational institutions together ideas and explore the possibilities for development in Mandai.
The company has also been taking into account the feelings of the public through surveys asking what type of attractions and then use would be suitable for Botanique at Bartley. The public response showed strong interest in nature attractions, while fact-finding missions were sent abroad to see how other facilities of this nature are constructed and managed in other parts of the world.
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As of this writing, Temasek is working closely with the national University of Singapore, as well as the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, to formulate an environmental impact assessment of the development, currently, and continuing in an ongoing basis in Botanique at Bartley.