Bidadari Park

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Bidadari Park
Taman Bidadari
Bidadari Park is located in Singapore
Bidadari Park
Typewooded park
LocationBidadari, Singapore
Coordinates1°20′23.4″N 103°52′24.0″E / 1.339833°N 103.873333°E / 1.339833; 103.873333Coordinates: 1°20′23.4″N 103°52′24.0″E / 1.339833°N 103.873333°E / 1.339833; 103.873333
Area10 hectares (100,000 m2)
Created2006
StatusOpen
Public transit access NE11  Woodleigh

The Bidadari Park is a wooded park located at Bidadari, bounded by Bidadari Park Drive and Upper Aljunied Road, in Singapore.

Background[edit]

The site was once part of the Malay section of the Bidadari Cemetery before exhumation took place from 2001 to 2006, which also included about 68,000 Malay graves, most of which were reburied at the Pusara Abidi Cemetery in Choa Chu Kang.[1]

With exhumation of the cemetery been completed by 2006, flora and fauna thrived at the site and it became a resting spot for migratory birds and endangered species, with sightings of almost 146 bird species.[2]

In 2012, the Nature Society submitted a proposal to conserve a portion of the park for bird populations to continue to reside or nest there.[3][4]

Bidadari Memorial Garden[edit]

The park is currently in integration with the nearby Bidadari Garden which was first built in 2004.[5][6]

Alkaff Lake[edit]

The upcoming artificial lake known as Alkaff Lake, inspired by the long demolished Alkaff Gardens and its artificial lake, was announced in 2013 and is being constructed in the southern part of the park.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second exhumation at Bidadari". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  2. ^ "The Future of Bidadari Park – A Grave Mistake? – citydwellers". blog.nus.edu.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  3. ^ "Bid to protect 'bird haven' at Bidadari". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  4. ^ "Nature Society (Singapore)". www.nss.org.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  5. ^ "Bidadari Memorial Garden". www.roots.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  6. ^ migration (2013-09-04). "Future Bidadari estate to retain its historical heritage, says Heritage Board". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  7. ^ "Existg Upp Aljunied Rd to be transformed into Bidadari Heritage - Housing & Development Board (HDB)". www.hdb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2018-12-21.