Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people

Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people
A STOMPer hopes that more people will visit this godforsaken park which has a rich history where the trees there were planted by famous people.
Historian told STOMP via email today (Jun 4):

"These pictures were taken at Jurong Hill which is a small hill near the Jurong Bird Park.
Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people
"At the end of the road is a small car park and a circular building.

"There was once a bustling restaurant here but now the place looks forlorn and quiet, a far cry from its heyday.
Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people
"Beneath every tree is a ceramic plate which tells you of its rich history as every tree here was once planted by a king, queen, president or a famous politician.

"You see the names of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, former President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines and Kukrit Pramoj the 13th Prime Minister of Thailand.
Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people
"The place is now quiet, reminiscent of a cemetery even on a weekend.

"Once visited by famous personnel, the hill now lies in a godforsaken corner of Singapore.

"I hope JTC can inject some life into this deserted hill which is a sad reminder of its glorious past."

Ulu park has trees planted by royalty and famous people

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