July 31, 2011: Thank You Walk at the Green Corridor

This Sunday, July 31, is the last day for the public to visit the railway stretch from Rifle Range Road to the Rail Mall. The folk behind the We Support The Green Corridor Facebook Group would like to thank you for the support that you have given them since November 2010.

The walk starts at 9am, at the Bukit Timah Train Station to Rail Mall (meet at platform opposite station).

A note taken from the event page, below.

We started this Facebook page in Nov last year to gather support for Nature Society’s proposal on The Green Corridor. Since then, we have 7,700+ people and 37 businesses and organisations supporting The Green Corridor. Thank you for all your support!

Earlier this month, the government agreed to “plan our urban development along the railway track to keep a green spine for nature and leisure, without compromising the developmental potential of the railway lands”. The government is also in the process of engaging interest groups in this planning stage, including consultations with Nature Society and us. We will continue to work with the authorities to realise The Green Corridor and reflect your views. Big thanks to Minister Khaw, BG Tan, MND, URA and NParks!

We would like to thank all of you for helping to spread the word and documenting our shared memories through your photos, videos, letters, blogs and comments! We believe everyone’s efforts helped to nudge the government in doing the right thing.

And thanks to all the people involved in these bottom-up initiatives – Nature Society, Green Corridor Working Group, Heritage Society, Project 79, At The Platform, The Last Train into Tanjong Pagar, TEDxSingapore, The Pigeonhole, Green Drinks, Red Dragonflies, Project Forget-Me-Not – and many more groups, bloggers, filmmakers and media reporters!

31 Jul is the last day for the public to access the remaining railway tracks from Rifle Range Road to the Rail Mall. So we invite all supporters and groups to join us for this last casual walk along the railway. We hope to thank you personally and introduce the groups to each other. And you can take this opportunity to connect with like-minded people and explore potential collaborations.

Say goodbye to the railway! And hello to The Green Corridor!

Image taken from The Green Corridor

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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