Save Henderson Park, our collective memory 抢救亨德申公园,我们的集体记忆

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Tiong Bahru Park: Too Crowded

Every morning, Tiong Bahru Park culminates into a buzzing melting pot of joggers alongside various work-out clusters at all corners performing Tai-chi or exercise moves to amplified tunes and cues. These are largely senior citizens in action, reflecting the density of aged residents in Bukit Merah. Such immense positive energy at such vibrant scale is contagious, but rare in the vicinity.

As the number of park users reaches a point of saturation, we can’t help but worry, how is this small park going to sustain our greying numbers set to grow?

Henderson Park: The Problem/Solution

Opposite the bustling ground sits the quaint Henderson Park. Officially launched in 1991, many residents both young and old have developed a sense of belonging and emotional attachment to this doorstep park – it’s collection of facilities, well-aged greenery and natural setting. 

In the Draft Master Plan 2019 released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) last month however, Henderson Park was slated to make way for a new residential site instead.

In fact, Henderson Park is the solution to taking on the overflowing vitality from neighbouring Tiong Bahru Park, to serve our maturing community.

Save Henderson Park, and Our Collective Memory

Let's save Henderson Park and our collective memory! With public feedback to URA due on 25 April 2019, our time is running out quickly.

Lend us your voice for our engagement with URA, by signing this petition. It’s now, or never.

We thank you for your support!  

- Mr. Tan Kok Sing (Chen-Bo), 94-year-old Founder of Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers (TBGJ) established since 1977

Chen-Bo: Live Better Through Sports (Vision 2030)

Singapore Silent Heroes 2018 winner - Pioneer of Promise 

TBGJ's Facebook Page

SaveHendersonPark.TBGJ@gmail.com 

Documentary on Chen-Bo & TBGJ (TuesdayReport)

Photo credits: OneMap.sg, Streetdirectory.com, Robert J. Steiner.

中峇鲁公园:太拥挤了
每天早晨,中峇鲁花园总是散发着朝气蓬勃的运动气息。这浓浓的气息来自跑步者以及遍布园内各角落不同的集群随着音响和指导进行着各门派太极或体操类动作。绝大部分的参与者都是乐龄人士,反映出红山区银发一族的人口密度。如此积极正面和庞大规模的运动气息充满着感染力,在这一带算是罕见。

当园内的运动人数与日具增至饱和点,我们不禁担心,那么小的一个园区将如何应付人口上升,尤其老化的趋势?

亨德申公园:问题/解决方案
座落在对面就是别具一格的亨德申公园。于1991年正式开放,许多年幼到年老的居民对于这个门前园区内的设施、陈年老树、大自然景观已建立了归属感、形成了集体回忆。

然而,市区重建局 (URA) 在上个月所发布的2019年发展总蓝图草案中,亨德申公园已不存在,因为所属地段将由新的住宅区取代。

事实上,亨德申公园能够分担与散播中峇鲁花园所溢出的活力,是个解决方案。

抢救亨德申公园,我们的集体记忆
让我们一起以行动抢救亨德申公园和我们的集体回忆!时间所剩不多,因为公众向市区重建局呈交反馈将于4月25日截止。

恳请您借助签署这份请愿书,让我们发出更大声的回响,唯有现在。

拥有您的支持,我们感激不尽!

- 陈国信先生 (陈伯),高龄 94岁,于1977年创办中峇鲁花园跑步队

新加坡 2030年体育愿景代表

新加坡沉默英雄奖 2018 得主 

中峇鲁花园跑步队的脸书网页

SaveHendersonPark.TBGJ@gmail.com 

陈伯与中峇鲁花园跑步队的纪录片 (星期二特写)

照片源自:OneMap.sg, Streetdirectory.com, Robert J. Steiner.