The rejuvenated Yunnan Garden, a sprawling open space of greenery, waterscapes and heritage landmarks, officially opened its doors on 13 February 2020
The rejuvenated Yunnan Garden, a sprawling open space of greenery, waterscapes and heritage landmarks, will officially open at NTU Singapore on 13 February 2020.
Built in the 1950s, the Yunnan Garden was a key attraction of the Nanyang University campus, the land on which NTU Singapore is now situated. With the just-completed revitalisation effort, the Yunnan Garden is seamlessly integrated with the Chinese Heritage Centre and an expanded Nanyang Lake.
More than 1,000 new trees comprising over 80 species have been planted in the Garden, enriching its biodiversity. Other enrichments include a new 5.6-metre-tall waterfall, themed mini gardens, a boardwalk, a new stormwater management system, and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the Garden.
The result is a 9-hectare heritage precinct – bigger than 12 soccer fields – that preserves the Garden’s legacy while enriching it as an educational and recreation hub, making it a go-to place not just for the NTU community, but also for the residents who live in the wider Jurong neighbourhood.
NTU President Professor Subra Suresh said: “The NTU campus is well recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses. The revitalised Yunnan Garden stands amidst new iconic structures at NTU such as The Hive, the Wave, the Arc and the School of Art, Design and Media building, telling a visual story of NTU’s and Singapore’s transformation as an Asian and global hub for education, research and innovation, and of the progress of the nation.”