Developing Sensitively

The Mandai rejuvenation project is being developed on impacted land which used to house villages, farms, the former Mandai Orchid Garden, as well as existing zoo facilities. Guiding this development is a carefully conceived design and construction plan to ensure sensitivity to surrounding flora and fauna.

Facilitating wildlife connectivity

Come 2019, there will be a dedicated bridge at Mandai to facilitate habitat connectivity for local wildlife in the area. The eco-link links the southern and northern sides of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, providing safe passage for wildlife crossings.

Conserving and enhancing the habitat

Trees on site are surveyed and tagged based on their species, health, size and conservation status. Those of conservation interest will be incorporated into park designs or transplanted. Saplings, tree ferns and rootballs suitable for transplanting will also salvaged and relocated within the precinct. To create conducive green habitats for local wildlife, carefully curated native trees and plants will be planted as part of landscaping, while invasive species and weeds will be removed.

Special consideration for wildlife

Before the start of any construction work, great care is taken to ensure safety of wildlife through activities such as wildlife shepherding and tree inspections. Site staff are also required to undergo special biodiversity awareness training to familiarise themselves with the type of wildlife in the area and the protocol to activate specialist response to wildlife sightings.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) gazetted the results of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its plans to develop Mandai into an integrated nature and wildlife destination that promotes sustainability and wildlife conservation. The EIA was commissioned by MPH and was undertaken at a conceptual design stage. It surveys the baseline environmental conditions within the project site and evaluates potential environmental impacts of the project. The EIA Report also includes recommended mitigation measures and an Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan.

The final EIA Report, which incorporates suggestions and feedback received during public consultation, is available for reference below.

EIA Non-Technical Summary
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EIA Report
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EIA Annexes
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