Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks) has recognised nine local developments for greenery and incorporating nature into their designs, under a new scheme.
The Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) scheme is the first and only one in the country and assesses developments under two criteria – greenery provision and landscape management.
The recipients are Corals at Keppel Bay (condominium), Senja Parc View (HDB estate), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, The Interlace (condominium), The Rainforest (executive condominium), 158 Cecil Street (office building), Newton Suites (condominium), Pangshan Grove (HDB estate) and Siloso Beach Resort.
Poon Hong Yuen, Chief Executive of NParks, noted that the pervasive greenery in Singapore was achieved not only through government effort, but also the hard work and creativity of like-minded members of the community, including developers.
“Through LEAF, we are able to recognise developers and property owners who have creatively weaved greenery and nature into their developments,” he added.
The nine recipients received their certificates from National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan at a launch ceremony on Monday.
Image: Corals at Keppel Bay (Artist’s impression)