Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor
The Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor is a 4.2km walking trail that aims to foster public awareness on the rich history of Hougang town, tree conservation and biodiversity.
Completed in November 2021, the 4.2km Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor maps out a walking trail with six pitstops, two activity nodes along Upper Serangoon Road and one offshoot at Hougang town centre. Two of the pitstops are gazetted as National Monument of Singapore.
The Plantation Learning Green is lined with informative education boards, plant display corners and art murals produced by a Singapore artist. Coupled with plant display corners featuring preserved trees and a butterfly garden, these structures help to achieve high level of biodiversity in the area and educate the public on tree conservation.
The trail also features interesting street furniture such as play boats and shoreline design to bring up fond memories of the old Hougang as a fishing village. The well-planned walk provides a comfortable setting where the residents of all age groups can engage and interact in different activities, such as taking leisure walk along the corridor, doing light exercise at the plaza, playing in the playboats, all while learning about the colourful history of Hougang.
For its community centric design, Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor was conferred the HDB Design Awards 2022, under the Completed Project (Rejuvenation) category. Surbana Jurong Group is the multidisciplinary consultant for the landscape architecture, engineering, and quantity survey for Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor, in collaboration with Singapore’s National Heritage Board and Housing & Development Board (HDB).