Public Spaces for Singaporeans
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Singaporeans can appreciate the rich biodiversity of wildlife as well as the interesting variety of fauna and flora at the 130-hectare wetland reserve. Visitors to the wetland reserve can view 33 species of native mangrove flora without getting their feet wet. Containing brackish and freshwater ponds, mangrove mudflats, estuaries and swamps, as well as a diverse range of wildlife such as crocodiles and water snakes, visitors are bestowed with a renewed sense of wonder and perhaps a sense of nostalgia among the senior Singaporeans, recognising that mangroves were a part of Singapore’s natural heritage.
On 6 December 2014, the wetland reserve extension of another 31 hectares was opened. Highlights of the new extension include the mud experience, mid-canopy walk and coastal boardwalk, as well as the mangrove gallery at the Visitor Centre.
Singapore Sports Hub
Beyond holding world-class sporting events such as the recent ASEAN Para Games and SEA Games, AFF Suzuki Cup and ASEAN Basketball League, the Sports Hub has also been home to local non-sporting events such as the two-day Families for Life celebrations and World Water Day. Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 26 July 2015, the Sports Hub is a venue where all Singaporeans and visitors can experience sports and entertainment in a community that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
Indian Heritage Centre
Officially opened on 7 May 2015, the Centre traces the history of the Indian and South Asian communities in Southeast Asia, as well as the contributions made by Indians in Singapore. Besides the galleries, the Centre offers the public several activities including workshops, film screenings, food fairs and performances.
Malay Heritage Centre
The Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore. Featuring artefacts, murals and multimedia displays, the museum traces the history and culture of the Singapore Malays and their contributions towards nation-building. The Centre also organises Malay cultural programmes and workshops for the public.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
This heritage institution highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore. It also gives a glimpse of the revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia led by Dr Sun Yat Sen.